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From Aid to Trade and Entrepreneurship: The Case of Haiti

October 18, 2017 9:00 PM

The Payson Graduate Program in Global Development and The Altman Program in International Relations and Business are pleased to invite you to an intriguing lecture on breaking the cycle of poverty in Haiti through trade, entrepreneurship, innovation, and collaboration with private and public-sector enterprises, as well as international organizations, and NGOs.


Who?   Professor Daniel Jean-Louis

            Université Quisqueya (UNIQ)

            Université d’Etat d’Haiti (UEH)

            Port-au-Prince, Haiti



What?   “From Aid to Trade and Entrepreneurship: The Case of Haiti”


When?   Monday, October 30, 2017 at 6pm

               Reception to follow


Where?  Weinmann Hall 110


RSVP by 10/23 at favalora@tulane.edu


Featured in Award Winning 2014 Documentary “Poverty, Inc.”, Professor Daniel Jean-Louis is a Haitian social entrepreneur, author, and international speaker on issues regarding the role of business in alleviating poverty. He draws from a wealth of business experience as a corporate executive, consultant, and professor of entrepreneurship and development.


Jean-Louis has direct small business experience as the co-founder of Bridge Capital, the first small and medium enterprise investment firm in Haiti; Co-founder of Trinity Lodge, a registered for-profit company providing affordable short-term lodging within Port-au-Prince; and Director of the 100,000 Jobs in Haiti Initiative which connects and equips NGOs and the Haitian business sector to partner successfully through local procurement and achieve 100,000 new jobs in Haiti by the year 2020.  Jean-Louis is well known for applying business principles to achieve tangible social change with efficiency.


This event is made possible through generous funding from:

African and African Diaspora Studies

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies

The Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking

Tulane University’s School of Liberal Arts


The Altman Program in International Studies and Business is committed to supporting speakers and other campus events that promote an integrated approach towards liberal arts and business disciplines, address the interconnectedness of today’s globalized world, and touch upon changing opportunities in global economies, politics, and culture - both from academic and practical points of views. Learn how to receive funding from the Altman Program for your event.