Michael Deibert

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Michael Deibert (born Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1973) is an American journalist, author and a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Peace and Reconciliation Studies at Coventry University.

Deibert’s writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Miami Herald, The Guardian, Folha de Sao Paulo, Le Monde diplomatique and the World Policy Journal, among other publications. From 2001 until 2003, he served as the Reuters correspondent in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He has been featured as a commentator on international affairs on the BBC, Al Jazeera, Channel 4, National Public Radio and WNYC New York Public Radio.

Deibert’s first book, Notes from the Last Testament: The Struggle for Haiti, with an introduction by the Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck, was published by Seven Stories Press in November 2005.

While Deibert's work on Haiti has been praised by Haitian scholars and others, it has also been criticized for its perceived hostility to former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide.


  • Miller, Char. (2006) "Author gives insight into Haitian politics". San Antonio Express News. Accessed July 21, 2011. [1]
  • Bohning, Don. (2005) "The rise and fall of Haiti's 'savior'". The Miami Herald. Accessed July 21, 2011. [2]
  • Hadden, Gerry. (2007) "In Defense of Michael Deibert". Accessed July 21, 2011. [3]
  • Podur, Justin. (2006) "Kofi Annan's Haiti - Podur on Michael Deibert, Notes from the Last Testament. Untenable defence of Aristide’s overthrow New Left Review. London. Available online: [4] .pdf file: [5] Accessed on July 13, 2011.
  • Taylor, Jeremy. (2006) "Apocalypse Now Caribbean Review of Books. Available online: [6] .

External links

Book by Michael Deibert

  • Deibert, Michael (2005). Notes from the Last Testament: The Struggle for Haiti, New York: Seven Stories Press. ISBN 10 1-58322-697-4