Haitian Studies Association

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Past Conferences

Previous Haitian Studies Association Conferences

First Annual Conference
June 17, 1989, Tufts University, Medford, Ma.

Second Annual Conference
June 15-16, 1990, Tufts University, Medford, Ma.

Third Annual Conference Haiti Two Hundred Years Later: Prospects for the Year 2004
Oct. 18-19, 1991, Tufts University, Medford, Ma.

Fourth Annual Conference Haiti in the Global Context
Oct. 16-17, 1992, Tufts University, Medford, MA.
Award Recipient: Veve A. Clark

Fifth Annual Conference Governance: Conflict Resolution In Haitian Institutions
Oct. 15-16, 1993, University of Massachusetts Boston, MA.

Sixth Annual Conference Rethinking Haiti: Grassroots,Community Participation and Popular Culture Oct. 14-15, 1994, University of Massachusetts Boston, MA.

Seventh Annual Conference Haitian Expressions: Word, Image, and Action
Oct. 13-14, 1995, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI.
Award for Excellence: Felix Morisseau Leroy

Eighth Annual Conference Beyond 1804: Consensus and nation Building for the 21st Century
Oct. 30-Nov, 3 1996, Xaragua Hotel, Montrouis, Haiti.

Ninth Annual Conference Haitians in the Pan-African Community: Culture, Identity and Affirmation Oct.23-25, 1997, Museum of Afro-American History, Detroit, MI.

Tenth Annual Conference Haiti at the Crossroads: Visions, Continuity and Change
Oct 28-Nov.1, 1998, Le Plaza Hotel, (Holiday Inn), PAP, Haiti.

Eleventh Annual Conference Bridges Across the Waters: Connecting the Haitian Community at Home and Abroad
Nov. 3-7, 1999, Sheraton Buckhead Hotel, Atlanta, GA.

Twelfth Annual Conference Changing the Landscape of Education for
Haitians in the New Century: Current Issues, Best Practices, and Promising Initiatives

October 26-28, 2000, Crowne Plaza Hotel, West Palm Beach, FL,
Co-sponsored by the West Palm Beach Public Schools.

Thirteenth Annual Conference Institution Building: The Road to the Social, Political and
Economic Development of Haiti

October 11-13, 2001, St. Michael’s College, Winooski Park, Colchester, VT
Award for Excellence: Paul Farmer
Award for Service: Carrol F. Coates
Sponsored by St. Michael’s College.

Fourteenth Annual Conference Communicating: Images and Realities of Haiti
October 17-19, 2002, Université Quisqueya, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Award for Excellence: Tiga (Jean Claude Garoute)
Award for Service: Alix Cantave
Sponsored by Université Quisqueya.

Fifteenth Annual Conference Investing in the Human Capital at Home and Abroad
October 9-11, 2003, Florida International University, Biscayne Bay Campus, FL
Award for Excellence: Michel Rolph Trouillot
Award for Service: Alex Dupuy
15th Anniversary Special Service Award: Leslie Desmangles
Co-sponsored by the Latin American & Caribbean Center the Modern Languages Department,
and the African New World Studies.

Sixteenth Annual Conference Rediscovering Haitian History : Archiving Memory to Reconstruct our Future
October 6-8, 2004, Center for Advanced Studies of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean,
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Award for Excellence: Dr. Frank Laraque and Paul Laraque
Award for Service: Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Deschapelles

Seventeenth Annual Conference Haiti "Cherie": Creating New Pathways for Tomorrow
October 13-15, 2005, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Award for Excellence: Raoul Peck
Award for Service: Odette Roy-Fambrun
Special Award for Service: Gerdes Fleaurant
Sponsored by Department of Africana Studies and co-sponsored by the Chancellor’s Office,
Center for World Languages and Cultures, William Monroe Trotter Institute
Mass Bay Community College, and Center for Community Health Education and Research

Eighteenth Annual Conference The Haitian Renaissance: Exploring New Paradigms & Building On
Strengths to Construct a Nation

October 5-7, 2006, University of Virginia Charlottesville
Award for Excellence: Yves Dejan
Award  for Service: Leara Rhodes
Sponsored financially and logistically by the University of Virginia
Department of Africana Studies - University of Massachusetts at Boston
Foundation Hope for Haiti, Inc.
Office of the President-Mass Bay Community College
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

Nineteenth Annual Conference Weaving Transnational Ties: Partnering for Haiti
October 4-6, 2007, Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL
Award for Excellence: Edwidge Danticat
Award for Service: Carol Berotte Joseph
Department of Africana Studies - University of Massachusetts at Boston
NOVA Southeastern University - Marketing Department
Fischler School for Education and Human Services, and National Institute for Education Options
Florida International University - Women Studies Center
Foundation Hope for Haiti, Inc.
Emil Viard Vie & Art Collections, Inc.
Africana Studies, Barry University
Yves Colon
Nancy Férère

Twentieth Annual Conference Re-Union: Manifesting the Collective Power of Haitian Ingenuity
November 6-8, 2008, Club Indigo Resort Hotel, Montrouis, Haiti
Award for Excellence: Claudine Michel
Award for Service: LeGrace Benson
Sponsored by Department of Africana Studies - University of Massachusetts, Boston
Group Croissance
Ministère de l'Agriculture
NOVA Southeastern Universit
Black Studies Center, University of California, Santa Barbara
School of Education, University of Miami
William Monroe Trotter Institute, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Twenty-First Annual Conference New Ecologies: Actualizing Global Contributions and Development in Haiti
November 12-14,2009, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Award for Excellence: Albert Valdman
Award for Service: Fondasyon Kole Sepol, FONKOZE
Sponsored by: Department of Africana Studies-University of Massachusetts, Boston
Nova Southeastern University, Fl
School of Education, University of Miami, FL
William Monroe Trotter Institute, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Indiana University, Bloomington
EducaVision, Inc.  

Twenty-Second Annual Conference Haiti, History, Healing: Facing the Challenges of Reconstruction                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     November 11-13, 2010 Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Booklist
Lifetime Achievement Award: Patrick Bellegarde-Smith
Award for Service: Fequiere Vilsaint, Educa Vision, Inc
Sponsored by: Africana Studies Department, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Alliance Française of Providence
Arts of Haiti Project
Center for Black Studies Research, University of California, Santa Barbara
Center for Community Health, Education & Research, Inc
Foundation Hope for Haiti, Inc
Haiti Soleil
Journal of Haitian Studies
Rhode Island School of Design
School of Education, University of Miami, FL
William Monroe Trotter Institute
Whittier Street Health Center
Brown University

Twenty-Third Annual Conference, Haiti at the Intersection of the Caribbean: Tracing the Past, Mapping the Future
November 10-12, 2011, The University of the West Indies, Mona Kingston, Jamaica
Ambassador Reginald Dumas' Keynote Address
Award for Service: Ambassador Reginald Dumas
Award for Excellence: Yanick Lahens
Sponsored by: University of Massachusetts Boston, Department of Africana Studies
Center for African, Caribbean and Community Development
J. Wray and Nephew Ltd
Center for Black Studies Research, University of California, Santa Barbara
Journal of Haitian Studies
Haiti Soleil,If Pigs Could Fly-Haiti
Educa Vision, Inc.
Joanne Liberles & Chris Hardman, oldCape Sotheby's International
The University of the West Indies: The Office of the Principal
The Faculty of Humanities and Education
The Department of History and Archeology
The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures
The Latin American and Caribbean Centre
The School of Education

Twenty-fourth Annual Conference, Haiti Beyond Borders: Challenges and Progress Across the Diaspora
November 8-10, 2012, York College • City University of New York, Jamaica, New York
Award for Service: La Troupe Makandal, Ms. Kimberly Green and The Green Family Foundation
Award for Excellence: Dr. Robert Fatton
Sponsored by: City University of New York (CUNY)
African American Resource Center, York College
City University of New York - Dean of Health and Human Services
City SEEDS Award (The City College of New York)
CUNY Global Health Initiative in Haiti
President’s Office, Bronx Community College President’s Office, Queens College CUNY York College, CUNY
Department of Performing and Fine Arts, York College, CUNY
University of Massachusetts Boston
Africana Studies Department
Center for African, Caribbean and Community Development
University of California, Santa Barbara
Center for Black Studies Research
Journal of Haitian Studies
American Airlines
Diaspora Community Services
EducaVision Expressions of African-Derived Religions
Foundation Hope for Haiti
Haiti Support Project Haiti Cultural Exchange
The Haiti Illumination Project

Twenty-fifth Annual Conference, Representations, Revisions, Responsibilities:Toward New Narratives for Haiti in 2013 and Beyond
November 7-9, 2013, Karibe Hotel, PetionVille, Haiti
Keynote Address: Raoul Peck

Award for Service: Maison Henri Deschamps, Viviane Gauthier
Award for Excellence: Arnold Antonin, Frankétienne
Special 25th Anniversary Award: Dr. Marc Prou
Sponsored by: The Haiti Illumination Project Foundation Hope for Haiti
University of California, Santa Barbara
Center for Black Studies Research
Journal of Haitian Studies
The City University of New York
CUNY- Haiti Chancellor’s Initiative
University of Massachusetts Boston
College of Liberal Arts Department of Africana Studies
Center for African, Caribbean and Community Development


Educating Haitian Children in Bilingual Education Programs: A problem Solving Symposium
Saturday April 11, 1992 Somerville High School, Somerville, Mass.

Dialogue for Development: The Political and Economic Reconstruction of Haiti
September 20-24, 1995 University of Puerto-Rico, Mayaguez, Puerto-Rico

Haitian Studies Series in Collaboration with DRCLAS at Harvard University
February 2000 – December 2001

Haitian Education, Economic Political and Social System: An Historical Perspective
February 16, 2001 DRCLAS , Harvard University

Education and Development
April 20, 2001 DRCLAS, Harvard University

Immigration and Transnationalism
October 26, 2001 DRCLAS, Harvard University

Health and Development
December 7, 2001 DRCLAS, Harvard University

Emergency Conference on the Future of Democracy and Economic Development in Haiti
May 11-12, 2001 University of Massachusetts Boston

Previous Haitian Studies Conferences Keynote Speakers 1990-1998

1990 Franketienne
1991 Edouart Glissant
1992 Katherine Dunham
  :  & Michel-Rolph Trouillot
1993 Jean Métellus
1994 Vèvè Clark
1995 Felix Morisseau-Leroi
1996 Sidney Mintz
1997 Leslie Desmangles
1998 Yves Dejean

Previous Haitian Studies Conferences Keynote Speakers 2000-2009

2000 Frantz Leconte
2001 Paul Farmer
2003 Dr. Rose-Marie Toussaint
2004 Michèle Pierre-Louis
2005 Lyonel Trouillot
2006 Laënnec Hurbon
  :  & Jean William Pape
2007 Kesner Pharel
2008 Mirlande Manigat
2009 Glenn Smucker

Previous Haitian Studies Conferences Keynote Speakers 2010-

2010 Laurent Dubois
2011 Reginald Dumas
2012 Gary Victor
2013 Raoul Peck
2014 Alix Cantave