Video On Demand

Implications for Haiti with the Departure of UN Peacekeeping Mission (MINUSTAH)

September 15, 2017 • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT

Please join for a public discussion of the implications for Haiti's security, political and economic future following the announced departure in October of the UN Peacekeeping Mission (MINUSTAH) military force.  Speakers will examine MINUSTAH’s controversial history, its response in the aftermath of multiple natural disasters, and how the international community and a follow-on UN presence can help Haitian institutions cope with inevitable security and stability threats.

The discussion will be led by a panel of experts, including Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and former Ambassador to Haiti Kenneth Merten; former UN Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) and Chilean Ambassador to the U.S. Juan Gabriel Valdés. CSIS Senior Advisor and former Assistant Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development for Latin America and the Caribbean, Mark L. Schneider, will moderate. Other panelists to be added soon.

Mark L. Schneider
Senior Adviser (Non-resident), Americas Program and Human Rights Initiative

Ambassador Kenneth Merten

Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Former Haiti Special Coordinator, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S.Department of State

Ambassador Juan Gabriel Valdés

Chilean Ambassador to the United States, Former United Nations Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)

Ambassador Sandra Honoré

United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)

Michael A. Matera