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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Eye on UMSL: The flavor of homecoming
Eye on UMSL: The flavor of homecoming

Senior business major Jalen Walker-Wright gets a cup of southwest chili from Vanessa Loyd and Erin Schaeffer during last Thursday’s homecoming Chili Feed.

Eye on UMSL: The flavor of homecoming

Senior business major Jalen Walker-Wright gets a cup of southwest chili from Vanessa Loyd and Erin Schaeffer during last Thursday’s homecoming Chili Feed.

Eye on UMSL: The flavor of homecoming

Senior business major Jalen Walker-Wright gets a cup of southwest chili from Vanessa Loyd and Erin Schaeffer during last Thursday’s homecoming Chili Feed.