Cholera in Haiti: Taking Responsibility

Haiti Advocacy Working Group (HAWG)

Monday, November 18, 2013 

10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

Rayburn 2226 

The Haiti Advocacy Group invites you to a panel discussion on cholera in Haiti. With over 8,300 Haitian fatalities and no end in sight, this event will explore the origins of the epidemic, the legal implications regarding the United Nations, the impact on the Haitian people and the path forward for cholera's elimination. 

Meet the Panelists

Jonathan Katz: Journalist and author of "The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), Former Associated Press correspondent in Haiti, who in the fall of 2010 broke the story that UN peacekeepers were likely responsible for -- and covering up their role in -- the cholera epidemic.

Muneer Ahmad: Clinical Professor of Law, Yale Law School, and faculty supervisor of the study "Peacekeeping Without Accountability: The United Nations' Responsibility for the Haitian Cholera Epidemic", which has been widely featured in national and international media outlets, including the Washington Post and the New York Times

Dr. Jean Ford Figaro: Dr. Figaro is the Director of Outreach and Advocacy for the "Kolera Jistis Project" which mobilizes the Haitian diaspora against cholera in Haiti and is the spokesperson for The Collective Solidarity towards Cholera victims. 

Moderated by: Ian Schwab, American Jewish World Service

RSVPs are appreciated. Please email 

Please join us for coffee and pastries with the panelists beginning at 9:30 a.m.