Political scientist discusses Haiti on ‘PBS NewsHour’

by | Feb 10, 2010

Jean-Germain Gros, associate professor of political science at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, discussed the government of the Republic of Haiti Feb. 8 on "PBS NewsHour."

Jean-Germain Gros, associate professor of political science at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, discussed the government of the Republic of Haiti Feb. 8 on “PBS NewsHour.” Gros, a native of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where a magnitude-7.0 earthquake struck last month, has conducted extensive research on the small nation.

“The destruction of Jan. 12, 2010, was certainly caused by nature. But the scale of the destruction speaks to generations, if not centuries, of ineffectual government,” he said during the interview. “Therefore, more than ever Haiti now needs a working government.”

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