The unfolding tragedy of the Haitian Earthquake starkly illustrates the
dire and precarious nature of life in the developing world. We've chosen
three festival programs which we believe will add depth and richness to
your understanding of this terrible and important catastrophe:
Dr. Paul Farmer, founder of Partners in Health, speaks about his
lifelong work in bringing first world quality health care to Haiti and
the developing world.
Hatian Novelist Edwidge Danticat discusses growing up in Port Au
Prince as chronicled in her extraordinary memoir, Brother, I'm Dying,
and her many works of fiction.
In the second part of his lecture, entitled "The Earth Institute and the Four Bubbles," developmental economist Jeffrey
Sachs lays out the interelationship between poverty, environmental
degredation, infrastructure, public health, and demography which lie at
the heart of the tragedy in Haiti.