Haiti Lab

Haiti Lab
2011 to 2013

The Haiti Lab merges research, education, and practical applications of innovative thinking for Haiti’s disaster recovery and for the expansion of Haitian studies in the U.S. and Haiti. Located at the FHI’s headquarters at the Smith Warehouse, the Haiti Lab takes its inspiration from the collaborative and discovery-driven model of research laboratories. Undergraduate and graduate students work with specialists in Haitian culture, history, and language on projects featuring vertical integration of Duke University expertise across disciplines and schools. The Haiti Lab is also a resource for media outlets seeking to gain knowledge of Haiti.



Deborah Jenson
Laurent Dubois

Affiliated Faculty

Victoria Szabo

Graduate Affiliate

Julia Gaffield


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Senior Lauren Zalla receives Davis Projects for Peace Award
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Lauren Zalla, a senior who has collaborated with the Haiti Lab on several projects, has recently won the Davis Projects for Peace Award, which... Read More
The Haiti Lab:  We Had the Idea and We Did It
Friday, February 15, 2013
Professor Laurent Dubois, one of the co-directors of the Haiti Lab, was interviewed for Faith & Leadership, an offering of Leadership Education... Read More
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Thursday, March 7, 2013
Visiting Faculty Fellow Joshua Nadel and his students in "Humanities in Humanitarianism: the Haiti Project," a joint Duke/NC Central course, have... Read More
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Thursday, March 21, 2013
One sign of the success of Duke's Haiti Lab is that students at Duke will soon be able to study Tibetan. What do an island in the French Caribbean... Read More
Haiti: Where Did the Money Go?
Thursday, April 11, 2013
"Humanitarianism in Haiti: Vision and Practice," is underway. The first panel addressed the lack of transparency about the use of both taxpayer and... Read More


Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 9:30am to Friday, April 12, 2013 - 5:30pm
The Haiti Lab will be hosting a conference on international relief efforts in Haiti, organized by Visiting Faculty Fellow Joshua Nadel and the... Read More