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

 

IIR News

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

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

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Special Call for Papers: Child Rights in the Caribbean

Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Deadline for Submissions: January 15th 2015

Click here for more information

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2014UNDP Human Development Report

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

Módulo ONU en la Académica Diplomática del Caribe [Read]

Regional News

Barbados Minister of Tourism appointed as CTO Chairman [Read]

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

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Two visions for CARICOM by Rickey Singh

 

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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

 

Tuesday 21st October, 2014

Workshop on “Challenges in the Energy Sector: The Case of the Caribbean”

IIR Board Room, 9.00 a.m.

Diplomatic Protocol Training at the Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean

Monday 20th - Friday 24th October, 2014

Module 2.3 : Protocol and Diplomatic Law: Rules and Procedures

Monday 27th - Friday 31st October, 2014

Module 6: Summit Diplomacy: G7/8, G20, CARICOM, Summit of the Americas, CHOGM

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Videos of past events are available at www.livestream.com/iirtv

 

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.

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For more IIR publications click here.

 

Announcements

  • The United Nations International Law Fellowship Programme. Application Form.
  • 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, on 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:  www.un.org/depts/los/nippon.   
  • 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.

Spotlight

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The Institute of Caribbean Studies, University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras (UPR-RP), invites the academic community and the general public to the lecture: “El impacto del exilio republicano español en Puerto Rico y el Caribe Hispano: una revisión”, by Ph.D. candidate Iliaris Avilés Ortiz, Spanish and Iberoamerican Thought Program, College of Arts, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain. Dr. Jaime Moisés Pérez Rivera, Department of Humanities, College of General Studies, UPR-RP, will comment the lecture.  The activity will be held on Thursday, October 9, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. at the Amphitheatre Manuel Maldonado Denis (CRA 108) of the Carmen Rivera de Alvarado (CRA) Building, College of the Social Sciences, UPR-RP.

This lecture will be broadcast LIVE online through the following website: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cc71

Comments and suggestions on this presentation will be very welcome at: iec.ics@upr.edu

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