January 25, 2023 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Pamela WhiteJohn Hope Franklin Center, Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, Room 240
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall
Ambassador Pamela White will give a brief overview of Haitian modern history from 1986 and how Haiti came to face perhaps its most challenging crises today. She will also offer some possible solutions to those complex challenges which are humanitarian, security and political. Ambassador White spent 40-plus years serving the United States government overseas in nine countries. She started as a peace corps volunteer in a remote village in Cameron and ended as US Ambassador to Haiti from 2012-2015. She served as Director of USAID in Mali, Tanzania and Liberia. She oversaw budgets ranging from $200 million to $2.2 billion targeting health, education, democracy, and economic growth. She has two masters degrees and has been selected for several prestigious awards. Ambassador White holds the title of Career Minister, the highest rank on the Foreign Service scale. She is recognized as an expert in Haitian affairs and has appeared on PBS, CNN, testified before Congress and recently published an op/Ed in the Washington Post. She currently serves on several boards including the School of Policy in International Affairs at the University of Maine. A light lunch will be served.