Panel of Virginia Tech scholars discusses hope, challenges ahead in Haiti

BLACKSBURG, Va., Feb. 8, 2010 – As Americans yearn to understand more about Haiti and learn how they can help, six Virginia Tech scholars with intimate knowledge of Haiti will give short presentations on Feb. 10 at Virginia Tech.

“Lessons from the past, challenges ahead for a new Haiti” is the title of the free program sponsored by the Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society. The panel discussion starts at 7 p.m. in the Graduate Life Center Auditorium on the Blacksburg campus.

The presentation is supported by the Graduate Student Assembly and Hokies Helping Haiti, a relief effort formed under the auspices of Hokies United™. The evening’s moderator is John E. Dooley, vice president of Outreach and International Affairs.

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Questions about the panel should be directed to Betty Watts of Outreach and International Affairs at (540) 231-6452.

Free parking is available in the Squires Lot, located at the corner of College Avenue and Otey Street. Find more parking information online or call (540) 231-3200.