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Haitian Earthquake Recovery: Local and Global Strategies

A talk by Ambassador Leslie Voltaire, Haitan Special Envoy to the United Nations

Friday, May 07, 2010
3:00 PM
10383 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Ambassador Leslie Voltaire will be visiting UCLA to discuss the most pressing issues and problems currently facing Haiti. Join us as we discuss various local and global strategies for an effective Haitian earthquake recovery, and as we cover various projects led by UCLA students and professors.

Leslie Voltaire is the special envoy to the United Nations' Stabilization Mission in Haiti and head of the Haiti Reconstruction Commission's urban planning effort. Among other development posts, he has served as a presidential advisor of H.E. René Préval, President of Haiti and a consultant for VIVA RIO, a Brazilian NGO at BelAir, Port au Prince. Mr. Voltaire is the author of various publications on Haiti, including Plan-Programme de développement de la Zone Métropolitaine de Port au Prince, Experco International (2003). He earned his BA in Architecture at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and a MA in Urban and Regional Planning at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Cost : Free and Open to the Public. Limited Seating

Download file: HaitiFlyer.pdf

Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, Cesar E. Chavez Center for Interdisciplinary Instruction in Chicana and Chicano Studies, Chicano Studies Research Center, Bunche Center for African American Studies, UCLA NAID Center

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