Colloquium Series: Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding With Dr. Yves-Renée Jennings

Dr. Yves-Renée Jennings
Event Date: February 20, 2018 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Room 3540

Capacity Building of Dominicans of Haitian Descent and Repatriated/Deported Haitians Living on the Haiti-Side of the Dominican-Haitian Border  

This is part of the Conflict Resolution Colloquium Series:

Historically, relations between Dominican Republic and Haiti have been antagonistic despite their economic interdependency and their geographic proximity.  For years, many poor Haitians have gone back and forth to the Dominican Republic to work, while others have made it their home. In 2013, a revision to the Dominican Constitution rescinded the citizenship of all individuals of Haitian descent who were in the Dominican Republic going back 85 years, resulting in the voluntary return or forced deportation of Haitian Dominicans who did not have any roots in Haiti and leaving them to live in deplorable conditions on the Haitian side of the border. Dr. Yves-Renée Jennings will discuss a proposal for action that can help these individuals learn how to form a participatory and empowering coalition, anchored in conflict prevention, to pave the way for human security and development with the assistance of local, national, and international actors.     

Dr. Yves-Renée Jennings holds a PhD from the George Mason University School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR) and is a conflict resolution professional and scholar-practitioner with deep understanding of societal and structural issues that often contribute to social conflicts. She worked for the World Bank for over 20 years and has taught at the Department of Rights and International Studies at the University of Azuay in Cuenca, Ecuador, at FLASCO in Quito, in the International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program at the American University School of International Service in Washington, DC, and at S-CAR at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Dr. Jennings will also be instructing at the Conflict Transformation Across Borders Summer Institute in Quito, Ecuador in July 2018.    

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.