You are Invited: Nation Building: The Plan for Public Education in Post-Earthquake Haiti


The Program on America and the Global Economy Presents:

Nation Building: The Plan for Public Education in Post-Earthquake Haiti 

Thursday, Feb. 7th, 2013

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Flom Auditorium, 6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

Washington, DC



H.E. Vanneur Pierre, Minister of Education, Haiti

Paul G. Vallas, distinguished scholar, Wilson Center, education reform expert and lead education consultant to the

Government of Haiti


Kent Hughes, Director, Program on America and the Global Economy

Nearly 50% of the Haitian population is under the age of 18. Thus restructuring Haiti’s education system is the Government of Haiti’s top priority, a challenge complicated by the devastating 2010 earthquake. The Haitian Minister of Education, along with U.S. education reform expert Paul G. Vallas, share the details, the challenges, the progress and the need to realize Haiti’s vision for its future through education.


Please RSVP acceptances only to

Directions to the Wilson Center:

Watch the live webcast here

Please bring a photo ID and arrive 15 minutes ahead to allow time for a security checkpoint.


Media guests, including TV crews, are welcome and should RSVP directly to

*Media bringing heavy electronic equipment – such as video cameras – MUST indicate this in their response, so they may be cleared through our building security and allowed entrance. Failure to indicate your intention to bring video cameras 24 hours before the event may result in being denied access to the Wilson Center building, please err toward responding if you would like to attend.



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