Fmr. Prime Minister Lamothe Visits Oxy

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The former Prime Minister of Haiti, Laurent Lamothe, visited Occidental to discuss new methods of economic development for the future of multilateral international relations. Mr. Lamothe shared his experiences using technology as a resource to help the country recover from the 2010 earthquake that produced a humanitarian crisis. The former PM also addressed the importance of private equity, but warned of the costs of long-term aid assistance that build dependency among suffering populations and eventually crowd out domestic business. 

Occidental's Center for Digital Liberal Arts filmed the lecture, which is published for community viewing here.

And, here is Oxy's Newsroom coverage of the event, featuring key quotes from the lecture. 

--William Butenschoen