The Institute of International Relations at The University of the West Indies is a well-established and regarded interdisciplinary Caribbean regional centre for the analysis and advancement of international relations.


  • IIR Students at a Simulation CARICOM meeting
  • Professor Knight greets His Excellency The President of Trinidad and Tobago
  • The Official Launch of the Diplomatic Academy
  • Memorial in Celebration of the life of Professor Girvan

In the News


International Relations News

The Institute of International Relations is currently under renovations from Monday 7th July, 2014 - Friday 31st September, 2014


Know Your Library

Library Orientation Sessions

September 9th – Institute of International Relations

Venue: IIR Library

Time: 3.00 pm


See 2014/2015 Timetables for our MSc and Diploma Classes!


2014UNDP Human Development Report

Professor W. Andy Knight Joins Ocean Security Board [Read]

Módulo ONU en la Académica Diplomática del Caribe [Read]

Regional News

Prime Minister of Japan, Mr. Shinzo Abe pays visit to Trinidad and Tobago [Read]

G-7 Leaders Statement on Ukraine [Read]

CARICOM Priorities for Implementation of Strategic Plan (2015-2019) [Read PDF]

Professor Fidel Castro gives feature address on science and nanotechnology at the IIR [Read]

IIR Director Professor Andy Knight gives talk in commemoration of the late Nelson Mandela. [Read]

International News

Air Pollution linked to 7million deaths globally. [Read]

Courtesy: Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers' Association

Read More News Articles Here


Two visions for CARICOM by Rickey Singh


Kirton Report Cover

Mark Kirton – Caribbean Regional Disaster Response and Management Mechanisms: Prospects and Challenges


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Why Caribbean History Matters

Express Article: New dominance of Non-Communicable Diseases: Lecture on Health Diplomacy at the Institute of International Relations, UWI.

Commentaries on A Post Chavez Venezuela: click here for commentaries

Interview with IIR Director, Prof. Andy Knight.

Embracing integration remains key to CARICOM development. Dr. R. Mark Kirton

Upcoming Events

Diplomatic Protocol Training at the Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean

September 8-12, 2014



Videos of past events are available at


IIR Publications

Caribbean Journal of International Relations and Diplomacy

A joint quarterly publication of the UWI Institute of International Relations (IIR) and the Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Volume 2, Issue 1, March, 2014

IIR Today

Take a look at the latest issue of the IIR's newsletter, the IIR Today.



For more IIR publications click here.



  • Opportunity to pursue an MSc. Project Management GPSM and the University of International Cooperation, Costa Rica! See here for more information.
  • Prof. Andy Knight invited to attend International Conference meeting, against Child Protection from Ebola & HIV/AIDS Treatment. November 24th to 29th, Maryland MD USA.
  • IIR Director, Prof. Andy Knight, appointed to OSI Scientific and Academic Board link.
  • Applications are being accepted for the Nippon Foundation of Japan Fellowship Programme for the 2015-2016 session. The Fellowship application deadline is 12 September 2014.  Additional information, including all application material, is available at the Fellowship Web site:   
  • The IIR is the hub for the Caribbean Child Rights Observatory Network (CCRON) See more about the objectives and function of CCRON here.
  • Job Openings at UDLAP (Mexico)
  • Please see the call for applicants for funded Masters degrees in International Development at the University of East Anglia.
  • IIR Lecturer, Dr. Debbie Mohammed appointed to the European Union Latin America & the Caribbean Academic Council 2013-2015.  The 2013-2015 EULAC Academic Council comprises of 5 members based in the Caribbean, Europe, Latin American and the U.S.A.

In Memoriam

The Institute of International Relations mourns the loss of a past student, Mr. William Holder. He completed the PG Diploma in the year 2007at the Institute. Mr. Holder was Barbadian, living in Trinidad and a lecturer at Cipriani Labour College.

He passed away on Thursday 21st August while on holiday in Barbados and he will be buried on Saturday 30th August after a funeral service at St. Stephen's Anglican Church in Barbados at 1:00pm.

Our most sincere condolences go out to family and friends of Mr. Williams Holder.


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