Biden must stop propping up the old guard in Haiti
Human rights lawyer Brian Concannon is Executive Director of Project Blueprint, which promotes a progressive, human rights-based US foreign policy by bringing the perspectives of people impacted by US actions abroad into policy discussions. Brian founded the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), and was its Executive Director from 2004-2019. He lived in Haiti from 1995 to 2004, where he served as a Human Rights Officer with the United Nations and Co-Managing Attorney with the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux, a public interest law firm. Brian is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and Middlebury College. He has held a Wasserstein Public Interest Law Fellowship at Harvard Law School and a Brandeis International Fellowship in Human Rights, Intervention and International Law. He has written on human rights, US foreign policy and international organization accountability for newspapers including the New York Times, websites including Foreign Affairs and academic journals.