MIT experts discuss how to help Haiti create a future different from the generations of misery it has known. This event is free and open to the public. About the speakers: Cherie Miot Abbanat is a lecturer in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning and the Department of Architecture, and co-chair of DUSP's Undergraduate Committee. Michel DeGraff, a native of Haiti, is associate professor of linguistics at MIT. Erica James is associate professor of anthropology at MIT. Dale Joachim is a visiting scientist at the MIT Media Lab, where he currently co-teaches the special project class New Media Projects for Haiti.