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Bard Faculty Member Mark Danner Publishes Op-Ed Piece in New York Times on Troubled History of Haiti’s Politics

Darren O'Sullivan

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.— Bard College professor Mark Danner has published an Op-Ed piece on the history of Haiti’s political system and economy in the Friday, January 22, edition of the New York Times. Danner, who is James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs, Politics, and the Humanities at Bard, explores Haiti’s violent political history and the implications it has had and continues to have on the nation’s economy, as well as potential roles that the United States and other nations could play in the country’s reconstruction. To read Danner’s piece, visit

Mark Danner has written about foreign affairs and American politics for more than two decades, covering Latin America, Haiti, the Balkans, and the Middle East among other areas. He was for many years a staff writer at The New Yorker and contributes frequently to the New York Review of Books, New York Times Magazine, and other publications. In addition to Bard, he teaches at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author, most recently, of Stripping Bare the Body: Politics Violence War, which chronicles political conflict in Haiti, the Balkans, Iraq, and the United States. He is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship (1999) and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Pacific Council on International Policy, World Affairs Council of San Francisco, and the Century Association. For more information on Danner, visit


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This event was last updated on 01-25-2010