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Understanding Haiti:The Ongoing Earthquake Crisis and the Legacy of Slavery & Exploitation
Date Friday March 11
Time 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission Street San Francisco. (SOMA district, on Misson between 10th and 11th)
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorAnnie Paradise
Emailaparadise [at]
Understanding Haiti:
The Ongoing Earthquake Crisis and the Legacy of Slavery and Exploitation

Professor Robert Fatton, Jr.

Friday, March 11, 2011
Room 607

Reception begins at 6:30 PM

Robert Fatton Jr. is the Julia A. Cooper Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs in the Department of Politics at the University of Virginia. He is the Associate Dean for Graduate Academic Programs, and served as Chair of the Department of Politics from 1997 to 2004. He is the author of several books and a large number of scholarly articles. His publications include: Black Consciousness in South Africa (1986); The Making of a Liberal Democracy: Senegal's Passive Revolution, 1975-1985 (1987); Predatory Rule: State and Civil Society in Africa (1992); Haiti's Predatory Republic: The Unending Transition to Democracy (2002); and The Roots of Haitian Despotism (2007). He is also co-editor with R. K. Ramazani of The Future of Liberal Democracy: Thomas Jefferson and the Contemporary World (2004); and, Religion, State, and Society (2009).
Born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, now an American citizen, Fatton studied in the mid 1970s in France, later earning a Bachelors Degree from Goshen College, Indiana, in 1976. He holds Masters and Doctoral Degrees from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana. He has been teaching at the University of Virginia since 1981.

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