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Haitian Studies Institute
The City University of New York Haitian Studies Institute (CUNY HSI) is an academic unit that encourages and supports studies on Haiti and Haitians. It has a threefold mission:
The CUNY HSI, while focusing on Haiti, Haitians, and people of Haitian origin, will also foster collaboration with scholars and institutions engaged in research initiatives on other Caribbean nations and the African diaspora where appropriate.
To fulfill its mission, and to meet the goals and objectives set, CUNY HSI supports and engages in scholarship and research activities across all disciplines. The institute strives to contribute to the advancement of the field of Haitian studies. In that prospect, the institute devotes its resources to work and support emerging scholars, university professors, students, public school educators, and educational agencies conducting research and/or serving the Haitian population as well as community-based organizations that service Haitians and other diaspora groups. Moreover, the institute facilitates connections and collaborations between academic and organizational entities whose work brings forth social actions and changes that positively impact and improve the lives of Haitian populations and other racial and ethnic communities.