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.


  • Students of IIR at UWI Open Day
  • IIR Students at a Simulation CARICOM meeting
  • Director greets United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon.
  • Dr. Mark Kirton with President of Guyana, H.E. David Granger

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IIR News


Applications are currently being accepted for the 2016 session of the United Nations-The Nippon Foundation of Japan Fellowship Programme.  The Fellowship application deadline is 11 September 2015 and applications should be forwarded direct to DOALOS.  Additional information – including the application package, detailed application instructions and a list of participating host institutions – is available on the Fellowship website:



10th Annual Caribbean Child Research Conference, November 4-6, 2015

Beyond 2015: Equality and Equity for All Children

The annual Caribbean Child Research Conference is held in Jamaica; it is a regional interdisciplinary conference covering a range of child related themes. The conference aims to share research on children, strengthen the network of researchers on children's issues, and encourage research in areas that are often "under-researched". The theme of the conference is The conference will take place on November 4th - 6th at the Jamaica Conference Centre.


Director of IIR, Professor Andy Knight, congratulates His Excellency David Granger, newly appointed President of the Republic of Guyana, and past student of the IIR. [link]


The Honourable Winston Dookeran, Minister of Foreign Affairs Participates in the Forum on the Future of the Caribbean. [link]


At The Third International Conference on Financing for Development (13 to 16 July 2015) business, government and civil society leaders have come together to launch a global partnership for financing people-centred sustainable development. [link]

In Memory of Dr. Hans Geiser - Globally Connected, Locally Anchored.


Institute of Development Studies Newsletter (April, 2015): Latest News on Rising Powers and Global Development

2014UNDP Human Development Report


Regional News



Special Broadcast from Opening of Cuban Embassy in Washington - Havana Times, 20 Jul 2015

USA and Cuba restore ties by opening embassies -Al Jazeera News, 20 Jul 2015

US and Cuba Restore Diplomatic Ties after 5 decades - CBC World News, 20 Jul 2015

Cuba and USA will resume diplomatic relations, open embassies


International News

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Upcoming Events

Diplomatic Protocol Training at the Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean

Upcoming Modules 

Module 2.4: Protocol and Diplomatic Law

10th - 14th August, 2015


Module 14: The Art of Diplomatic Communications

17th - 21st August, 2015



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.



Annual Report 2013-2014



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m a richards

Photograph by Mark Lyndersay

The Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean, and by extension, Institute of International Relations would like to sincerely welcome Mrs. Mary-Ann Richards as the Coordinator at the Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean.


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