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Refugee Crisis: The Dominican Republic and Haiti


Sep 22 2015


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

Refugee Crisis - The Dominican Republic and Haiti

Refugee Crisis: The Dominican Republic and Haiti

With Michaeline Crichlow, Patrick Duddy, and Jonathan M. Katz

A refugee crisis is erupting in the Caribbean, where the Dominican Republic has stripped the citizenship of thousands of people of Haitian descent – including children born on Dominican soil. The U.S.-backed government in Santo Domingo is defending its actions as a means of curbing illegal immigration. But human rights groups say the move is rooted in longstanding racism and xenophobia. Tens of thousands have already fled across the border into makeshift camps, and thousands more face uncertain futures as the long-feared deportations begin. Join us at the Forum for Scholars & Publics on Duke’s West Campus for a discussion of the crisis, its history, and its implications for the region and beyond.

Free and open to the public. Light lunch served. This event is co-sponsored by the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.


Michaeline Crichlow

Duke University

Michaeline A. Crichlow, is a Professor in African and African American Studies at Duke University. She is the author (with Patricia Northover) of Globalization and the Post-Creole Imagination: Notes of Fleeing the Plantation (2009); Negotiating Caribbean Freedom: Peasants and the State in Development (2005). She recently co-edited special issue on…...

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Patrick Duddy

Duke University

Patrick Duddy, a Visiting Senior Lecturer at Duke University, was one of the Department of State’s most senior Latin American specialists with exceptionally broad experience in trade, energy, public affairs, and crisis management. From 2007 to 2010, he served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela for…...

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Jonathan M. Katz

Jonathan M. Katz is a journalist, author, and ASU Future of War National Fellow at New America. His first book, The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster, was a PEN Literary Award finalist and won the Overseas Press Club…...

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