Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Professor Daniel Jean-Louis Speaks on Entrepreneurship in Haiti

November 1st, 2017

On Monday, October 30th, Professor Daniel Jean-Louis gave a talk entitled From Aid to Trade and Entrepreneurship: the Case of Haiti at the Tulane Law School, as part of Haitian Studies week at Tulane University which also coincides with the 29th annual Haitian Studies Association Conference. The lecture had about 75 attendees from throughout Tulane and beyond, including members of the Haitian community, and was followed by an intriguing Q&A session. Professor Jean-Louis discussed breaking the cycle of poverty in Haiti through entrepreneurship, innovation, and collaboration with private and public sector enterprises, as well as international organizations, and NGOs. He was featured in the 2014 documentary Poverty, Inc as well as in an article published for Forbes Magazine in January 2017, How This Social Entrepreneur Is Moving Haiti Away From Aid Toward Trade. For more information on Professor Jean-Louis click here.

To view Prof. Jean-Louis’ lecture, please visit the following link. Video courtesy of Patrick Dunn from the Tulane Law School.