On Saturday, March 28, 2015, the Embassy of Haiti will launch its “Embassy Speaker Series with His Excellency Patrick Gaspard, the current U.S. Ambassador to South Africa. This monthly series will allow for intimate conversations featuring a broad array of topics and speakers, including political leaders, noted scholars, and renowned professionals. Speakers will share their insights and experience and how both have been shaped or influenced by Haitian history, culture and heritage.
Born in Zaire (now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo) to Haitian parents, Ambassador Gaspard is a longtime labor organizer and influential political strategist with two decades of experience at the top level of American politics. Before his nomination as Ambassador to South Africa, he was appointed by President Obama as the Director of Political Affairs at the White House. After leaving the White House, he also held the position of Executive Director of the Democratic National Committee.
This event will be a unique opportunity to engage with one of the top-ranking U.S. political appointees of Haitian descent. Ambassador Gaspard will offer insight into how his heritage and culture have shaped his perspective and career path throughout his impressive journey.
We hope you can join us at the Embassy of Haiti for this exciting event. The “Embassy Speaker Series” is free and open to the public. Due to space limitations, tickets to the Embassy Speaker Series will be distributed via a lottery method.
To enter the lottery, please click here.
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