Bringing Awareness to Haiti Aid Relief
Where: Student Center, Georgia Institute of Technology (350 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, GA 30332).
Both France and the United States share special ties with Haiti, a country that lost many lives (220,000 people) and continues to suffer terrible devastation following the earthquake that hit this part of the Hispaniola Island on January 12, 2010. France and the United States are among the countries that committed the most during the International Donors’ Conference Towards a New Future for Haiti, pledging respectively $300 million and $1.15 billion.
At the invitation of the Georgia Tech Center for Health & Humanitarian Logistics, Dr. John Hardman, President and CEO of the Carter Center , and François Grünewald, Director of URD (Urgency, Recovery and Development), will discuss the situation in Haiti and what still needs to be done to ensure recovery.
This lecture will be moderated by Reginald DesRoches, Professor and Associate Chair of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech, and key technical leader in the response to the Haiti Earthquake. It will be followed by the screening of a series of documentaries on Haiti.