In the fifth episode of season two, Jorge Heine discusses issues and themes raised by his latest co-edited book, Fixing Haiti: MINUSTAH and Beyond. Heine outlines the massive challenges facing the Caribbean nation, but also suggests where international assistance could be wisely invested to make a positive impact in the short- and long-term.
He goes on to say that Haiti's rich culture and natural beauty could be developed into a lucrative tourism industry, and that the country's strategic position in the Caribbean should be leveraged as a trans-shipment point for legitimate global trade. With the credible election of a new president and international goodwill in Washington and around the world, Heine argues that the window of opportunity to refashion a new Haiti is still wide open, for now.
Series: Inside the Issues, Season Two
Now in its second season, the Inside the Issues weekly podcast series will run from October 2011 to April 2012, covering timely and candid discussions on issues related to the core areas of CIGI expertise: Global Economy, Global Security & Politics, and International Law. Join host and CIGI Chair David Welch as he goes in depth with leading experts on the most pressing global governance challenges facing the international community today.