Originally: Rector Pierre-Marie Paquiot whose legs were broken by pro-government mobs on December 5, 2003, is meeting with policymakers in Washington this week , thanks to the support of group of Haitian-Ameri

The Haiti Democracy Project (HDP)  is hosting the Rector of  the State University of Haiti (SaveUEH), Mr. Pierre-Marie Paquiot from January 27-31, for a series of meetings with policymakers in Washington, DC and the Haitian-American community. Rector Paquiot was a victim of the attacks waged by pro-government mobs on students and faculty at UEH on December 5, 2003.  Mr. Paquiot?s legs have been broken, and since then, he has had to flee the country along with his family. Mr. Paquiot is currently undergoing medical treatment in New Orleans, Louisiana.

 Agenda of Dr. Paquiot?s Visit in Washington, DC

Wednesday,  January 28, 2004
11:15am                                       Meeting w/Rep. Cass Ballenger + members of WHat 2170 Rayburn HOB
03:00pm                                       Voice of America  – Caribbean Perspective w/ Derrice Dean–Panel Discussion Live radio show

Thursday,  January 29
10:00am                                     CSIS meeting w/think tanks and Universities hosted by Brian Latell 1800 K Street, NW, 4th Floor–   Open meeting
03:15pm                                     Meeting w/Assistant Secretary Noriega at WHA Room 6262
04:00pm                                     Meeting w/PDAS Michael Kozak at DRL Room 7802

Friday,  January 30
10:00am                                     Prof Paquiot meets w/ IFES President Richard Soudriette
11:30-3:00pm                            Rally in front of Haiti Embassy 2311 Mass Avenue NW

Saturday, January 31
10:00am                                    Rector Paquiot has an interview w/Canadian Broadcasting Company at NPR studios