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At Harris Bricken, we keep close tabs on what is happening around the world, and we know that our friends and clients do, as well. We are happy to provide this podcast series: Global Law and Business, hosted by international attorneys Fred Rocafort and Jonathan Bench, where we look at the world by talking with business leaders, innovators, service providers, manufacturers, and government leaders around the world.
In Episode #70, we are joined by Robert Fatton Jr., the Julia A. Cooper Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs in the Department of Politics at the University of Virginia and one of the foremost experts on Haiti.
- Prof. Fatton’s path from Port-au-Prince to Charlottesville
- Our guest’s experience as a sportscaster during Haiti’s 1974 World Cup appearance and how he became a Real Madrid fan
- Why the Haitian Revolution is a fundamental event in world history, which shapes Haiti to this day
- The 1915-1934 U.S. occupation of Haiti
- The mysteries surrounding the recent assassination of President Jovenel Moïse
- Haiti’s challenges ahead
- Listening, and watching recommendations from:
- The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution by C. L. R. James
- Avengers of the New World by Laurent Dubois
- Exterminate All the Brutes, a documentary series by acclaimed filmmaker Raoul Peck
- Rhum Barbancourt
- The Side of Haiti You’ve Never Seen
- Barbancourt over ice cream (H/T Joe Callahan)
We’ll see you next week for another exciting and informative episode when we sit down with Zoe Lee, Taiwan’s pioneering cannabis lawyer!