Democracy at the Roots:
Understanding Haiti’s Political Culture in the Past, Present, and Future
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Taylor Hall, room 203
Laurent Dubois will explore three intertwined legacies of the Haitian Revolution on political thought and practice in the country, including the creation of a new set of cultural, social, and economic structures referred to as the “counter-plantation” system. His talk identifies the legacies that seem the most valuable and worth comprehending and nourishing in constructing new Haitian futures.
About Laurent Dubois
Professor Dubois, Marcello Lotti Professor of Romance Studies and History at Duke University, is one of the country’s foremost specialists on Haiti. His most recent book, Haiti: The Aftershocks of History (2012), was reviewed on the front page of the New York Times Book Review.
Sponsored by the Department of French and Francophone Studies, the Office of the Dean of Faculty, the Department of Political Science, Africana Studies, Department of History and the C. Mildred Thompson Lecture Fund, and Hispanic Studies.
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