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

In the News


IIR News

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


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



International Conference

The Unfinished Project of the Arab Spring: Why the “Middle East Exceptionalism” is Still Wrong

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

September 25-27, 2015

For More information visit the website:

Please send abstracts (200-300 words) along with a short biography (100 words) to: <>. Please include the title of your paper, your name and affiliation. Submissions are due by June 01, 2015. Selected proposals will be notified by June 15, 2015.

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

2014UNDP Human Development Report


Regional News

UWI Goes Global - Barbados Advocate



International News

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Jorge Heine, Christine Zaino, and Cynthia Arnson- "Reaching Across the Pacific: Latin America and Asia in the New Century"

Newsletter of the Barbados Embassy in Beijing. Volume 1, Feb-Sep, 2014.

Two visions for CARICOM by Rickey Singh


Kirton Report Cover

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


CARICOM:Caricom logo

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

Thursday 28 May, 2015

Institute of International Relations in collaboration with The Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean host an open seminar: Cuba's Foreign Policy after the Normalisation of US-Cuba Relations

featuring Ambassador Isabel Allende Karam, Director, The Raúl Roa Costa Higher Institute of International Relations, Cuba

2.00 p.m. Lecture Room I, IIR.


Friday 29th May, 2015

MPhil to PhD Upgrade Seminar -

Floyd Levi

More information to follow.


Diplomatic Protocol Training at the Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean

Upcoming Modules

18 May – 22 May, 2015: Regional, Hemispheric and International Security


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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The Institute of International Relations would like to congratulate His Excellency David Granger, on his recent election to the Office of the President of the Republic of Guyana.

See the Director's Congratulatory note to H.E. Granger, see here.



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