September 27, 2011

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Helping Haiti

by Sherri Miles for Arts & Sciences magazine, University of Miami

A UM-led research organization in Haiti engages residents in rebuilding basic institutions and turning the tide of poverty and violence.

The College of Arts and Sciences has worked in Haiti since 2006 through the presence there of the Interuniversity Institute for Research and Development (INURED), an organization cofounded by UM assistant professor of anthropology Louis Herns Marcelin. Given INURED’s purpose—to develop research and education capacities in Haiti and apply them to the country’s myriad social and economic problems—it was well positioned to assist in the recovery from the crippling earthquake of January 12, 2010, through programs established both before that natural disaster and afterward.