Leadership, Assistance and Occupation: lessons from Afghanistan!


“If we don’t stand for our sovereignty, it won’t take long before that assistance turns into an occupation”, said Afghan President criticizing the US and others. As a global leadership scholar, I am studying American soft power leadership and its practices on the global world in general and in Haiti in particular. Shortly after theContinue reading “Leadership, Assistance and Occupation: lessons from Afghanistan!”

Caricom’s quest for leadership role in Haiti


My topic for this post is Haiti amidst the global softpower and global  leadership  in the  rebuilding process. I just had a chat with a friend about this topic and he mentioned the  internet  and facebook as the  main global  softpowers.  Which I disagree, understanding that these are medias and not the  message. Haiti is to share its rebuilding process withContinue reading “Caricom’s quest for leadership role in Haiti”

Obama called Haitians to wipe away tears and start building and Preval recommended a Trust Fund


I just went on the White House web site to follow Preval/Obama meeting.  The main point I get from this is Obama is calling Haitians to stand up and move forward and Preval is pledging for a Donnors Trust Fund on Haiti. “It is time to wipe away the tears; it is time for HaitiContinue reading “Obama called Haitians to wipe away tears and start building and Preval recommended a Trust Fund”

TRAUMA TRAINING FOR MEDIA SUPPORTS HAITIAN RECOVERY


Haitian Media Leaders Meet with Global Experts in Post-Disaster Coverage  Port au Prince, HAITI, 6 March 2010 – Specialists from Haiti, the United States and France convened by the Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma offer lessons learned from media in other global disasters, as senior executives of leading media companies meet in Port au PrinceContinue reading “TRAUMA TRAINING FOR MEDIA SUPPORTS HAITIAN RECOVERY”

Leçons de leadership du Chili


Le Chili, comme Haiti, fait face à l’après séisme . Je suis la réponse chilienne et j’ai appris quelques leçons que je veux bien patager. 1.-Préparation Les Chiliens étaient prêts et avaient des informations sur le comportement à adopter en cas de tremblement de terre. Ce qui a considérablement réduit les dégats en pertes de vieContinue reading “Leçons de leadership du Chili”

Conversation with Christianna Amanpour


It was hot and very hot on the tarmac of the haitian Toussaint Louverture airport in Port-au-Prince. Military planes from the US, Canada, Venezuela landed and took off one after the other leaving and bringing  noise to kill your ear drum. At 5:10 pm local EST, I was told that my charter flight to SantoContinue reading “Conversation with Christianna Amanpour”


RAPID ASSESSMENT SUMMARY – Petit Goave Aftershock (20 January, 2010) Overview:  At 0603hours on 20 January 2010, the USGS reported a 6.1 magnitude earthquake at 9.9 km depth, 5.4 km west of Petit Goave [population 154,739]. (Note – the USGS later reported the aftershock as 5.9 magnitude at 10km depth.) In response to this event,Continue reading

Just wake up!


It’s 3:45 am. I just woke up from a short sleep in the front of a car. I am at Roody’s house in Ave du Travail in Port-au-Price. The house stayed opened and every body is lying on the floor sleeping on the street. It’s dark out there. Roody has an inverter and an internet connection  whichContinue reading “Just wake up!”

Service D’Information sur le Seisme en Haiti


Je relaie ces informations a partir d’un e-mail recu et signé de Alain Paret. Chers amis et parents, nous collectons un maximum d’informations par zone et en fonction de leurs pertinence. Je tiens a preciser que nous essayons dans la mesure du possible de transmettre des informations qui sont confirmees par des parents proches ouContinue reading “Service D’Information sur le Seisme en Haiti”