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
  • Professor Knight greets His Excellency The President of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Dr. Mark Kirton with President of Guyana, H.E. David Granger

In the News


IIR News

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


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]



The Thirty-Third International Symposium on Economic Crime

Sunday 6th - Sunday 13th September, 2015

The Limits of the Law

The Role of Compliance in the 21st Century

Symposium Programme

Symposium Website


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

2014UNDP Human Development Report


Regional News



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 25th June, 2015

Informal  MPhil/PhD Seminars

Board Room, IIR


Friday 3rd July, 2015

Ricky Ramnarine

MPhil to PhD Upgrade Seminar

Board Room, IIR 


Diplomatic Protocol Training at the Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean

Upcoming Modules 


Module 13: Towards Latin America: Growing Together

13th July – 17th July, 2015


Module 14: The Art of Diplomatic Communications

27th July – 31st July, 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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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.



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