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

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IIR News

Academic Year 2014/2015                 Semester II Timetables:

PG Dip International Relations

MSc Global Studies


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 Submission of Abstracts: January 15th 2015

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Call for Papers: Ten Years of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA): Progress, Problems, and Prospects.

Deadline for submissions: 21st January, 2015


2014UNDP Human Development Report

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

Módulo ONU en la Académica Diplomática del Caribe [Read]


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


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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

Monday 19th January, 2015

Distinguished Lecture:

Rt. Hon. Owen Arthur, M.P., Former Prime Minister of Barbados

"Caribbean Regionalism in the Context of Economic Challenges"

Noor Hassanali Auditorium, Faculty of Law |  6.30 p.m.



Diplomatic Protocol Training at the Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean

Upcoming Modules

Module 7: The Rise of China and Impact on the Caribbean

Monday 19th - Friday 23rd January, 2015

Module 8: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Monday 26th - Friday 30th January, 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.



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  • Dr. Annita Montoute was recently featured in this publication of UNLIREC's “Forces of Change II: Recognizing the Contribution of Latin American and Caribbean Women to Disarmament”
  • 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
  • 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.


The 1st China-CELAC Ministerial Forum will took place in Beijing on 8-9 January 2015. It was attended by five heads of government, thirty foreign ministers and forty delegations. It signals a major step forward in institutionalizing Sino-Latin American links, which have boomed over the past decade.


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