A Day for Haiti: Solutions for the Future

April 1, 2010

The George Washington University and The Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area invite you to:

A Day for Haiti:  Solutions for the Future

Monday, April 12, 2010 from 2-7:30 p.m.

The Cloyd Heck Marvin Center | 800 21st Street, NW Washington, DC

On A Day for Haiti, held three months after the country’s devastating earthquake, Washington, D.C.-area universities and non-governmental organizations will gather to share their insight and knowledge about rebuilding efforts in the region. Registration is required. For more information, and to register, please visit: http://adayforhaiti.eventbrite.com.

Session One:  Education and Child Welfare, 2-3:15 p.m., room 310

Welcoming remarks from President Steven Knapp

Introduction from John “Skip” Williams, GW Provost and Vice-President of Health Affairs


Dr. Janet Robb, American Institutes of Research

Peter Holland, World Bank

Kathleen Strottman, Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute

Dr. Kathia Flemens, The George Washington University


Dr. Joel Gomez, The George Washington University

Session Two:  Short- and Long-term Health Needs in Haiti, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Continental Ballroom


Dr. Arthur J. Fournier, Project Medishare

Ellen Dawson and Paul Maniscalco, GW Medical Center

Dr. Patrick Richard, GW Medical Center

Ron Sconyers, President and CEO, Physicians for Peace


Dr. Brian McGrath, GW Medical Center

Session Three: Rebuilding Haiti, 4:45-5:45 p.m., Continental Ballroom


Sam Worthington, CEO, InterAction

Keren Dongo, ONE

Stefan Pryor, Deputy Mayor of Newark, New Jersey

Jack D. Smith, GW Law School

Dr. Andrea Bartoli, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University


Dr. Stephen C. Smith, The George Washington University

Session Four:  Reception, 6-7:30 p.m., Great Hall

Join President Knapp, panelists, moderators, and other guests to discuss thoughts and ideas generated from the day’s sessions. Online contributions can be made directly to selected organizations on the ground in Haiti:  Project Medishare, Physicians for Peace, or Food for the Poor, by visiting their websites:




Thank you for your generosity.