Georges Fauriol, vice president of programs at the National Endowment for Democracy, will speak at UCF about the importance of establishing a democratic government in Haiti.

“Promoting Democracy in Haiti and Beyond” will begin at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 17, in the Garden Key Room of the Student Union. The presentation, organized by the UCF Global Perspectives Office, is a feature of the “Haiti Speaker Series.” The event is free and open to the public.

Fauriol was previously director of the Americas Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. At CSIS, he was the senior scholar specializing in issues affecting the Western Hemisphere.

Fauriol also worked with the Foreign Policy Research Institute, the U.S. Information Agency and the Inter-American Development Bank. He is the author and co-author of several books and more than 50 other publications.

In addition to Global Perspectives Office, sponsors and partners include UCF Task Force H.O.P.E.; the UCF Haitian Studies Project; the UCF Global Peace and Security Studies Program; the UCF Political Science Department; the UCF Diplomacy Program; the UCF Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies Program; The Sibille H. Pritchard Global Peace Fellowship Program; the UCF International Services Center; UCF LIFE; the Orlando Rotary Club; and the Global Connections Foundation.

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