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Former Ambassador Smith Augustin becomes the new representative of RED/EDE and Compromis historique within the Presidential Council

  • March 24, 2024
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Following the resignation of Ambassador Dominique Dupuy, diplomat Smith Augustin becomes the new representative of RED/EDE and Compromis historique within the Presidential Council.

It is now official, following the withdrawal of Ambassador Dominique Dupuy, the political platforms bringing together RED, EDE and Compromis historique announce the appointment of the diplomat Smith Augustin.

Former Haitian ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Smith Augustin is a lawyer, doctor in sociology and diplomat by training. A specialist in the political and social issues of Latin America and the Caribbean, particularly Haitian-Dominican relations, he holds two advanced degrees from the Latin American Council in Social Sciences, “Latin American and Caribbean Studies” and in Geopolitics.

During his university career, Smith Augustin also obtained a degree in philosophy and social sciences (Intec, 2009), a Master’s degree in international fundamental rights law from the University of Nantes (2013).

He pursued doctoral studies in sociology at Laval University in Quebec (2014-2020) where he also held the position of assistant professor.

The diplomat was also involved in bilateral negotiations between Haiti and the Dominican Republic regarding the construction of the canal on the Massacre River.

Recall that Smith Augustin was Ambassador of Haiti to the Dominican Republic (2020-2022) and High Official of the United Nations (National Human Rights Officer between 2009 and 2014). He currently works as an independent researcher and consultant.

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