Dr. Michèle D. Pierre-Louis
From 1989 through 2006, Michèle D. Pierre-Louis was a member of the CheminsCritiques review for which she wrote articles on politics, economics, arts and culture. In September 2008, she became Prime Minister of Haiti, while also serving as Minister of Justice and Public Security. Upon leaving office in November 2009, she returned to FOKAL as President, coordinating special projects related to Haiti’s post-earthquake reconstruction efforts. Pierre-Louis is also a University teacher and often lectures in foreign universities. She holds a Doctorate Honoris Causa in Humanities from Saint Michael College in Vermont. From September through December 2010, she was a Resident Fellow at Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government/Institute of Politics. In 2011, President Zapatero of Spain invited her to become a member of the International Commission against the Death Penalty.