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The Uses of Haiti: A Discussion with Paul Farmer & Noam Chomsky

What's happening in Haiti? Why does the US government have sanctions in place against the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere?

Dr. Paul Farmer (Harvard Medical School) is a member of Partners in Health, the international relief organization. He has spent more than a decade working in rural Haiti to bring medical attention and care to those who would otherwise receive nothing. Noam Chomsky (MIT) is a scholar whose analyses of politics and mass media have illuminated the works of countless others. He has for many years spoken out against the uses and abuses to which Haitians are subjected by the United States government and by their own.

Farmer & Chomsky will give a presentation of the situation in Haiti as they see it. Then, joined by Nancy Dorsinville of the Harvard School of Public Health, they will take part in a discussion with the audience.

This event is part of this year's Student Pugwash Northeast Regional Conference on Technology in the New Global Context: Rethinking Social Responsibility, co-sponsored by the MIT Technology & Culture Forum (and others).

[The Uses of Haiti, by Paul Farmer, introduction by Noam Chomsky]

Friday, February 22, 7 p.m.
MIT Room 34-101

[The presentations and discussion lasted two and a half hours (RealAudio streaming format). An excerpt from Dr. Dorsinville's introduction is also available (MP3 format).]