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

In the News


IIR News

Vacancy: Director, Institute of International Relations.


Engage Youth Positively: Visiting Lecturer, Dr. John McCoy, on deterring youth from terrorism. [Trinidad Express Newspapers]


ISA Call for Applications: James N Roseneau Post-Doctoral Fellowship

All application materials must be submitted on or before January 15, 2016.


The United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) invites civil society organizations to apply for funding for projects to advance and support democracy.

Project proposals may be submitted online between 15 November and 31 December 2015.


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]

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

2014UNDP Human Development Report


Regional News

International News

Ban Ki-Moon congratulates Amina Mohammed on appointment as minister

The Unfinished Project of the Arab Spring

Will Canada's new liberal Government move closer to China? - Asian Review

Pope Francis is the 5th Pope to visit the United Nations. See his papal address to the UN General Assembly, made on Friday 25th September, 2015.

Barack Obama meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping, agree on cybertheft - 28 September 2015

The Clash of Civilizations: A Fictional narrative told in the pursuit of strategic interests

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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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bake sale

The Institute of International Relations is giving to Dominica! Lend a helping hand by suppporting our bake sales which are taking place every Thursday until 19th November, 2015.

After this we will be launching our ongoing fund the Caribbean Treasure Trust: Emergency Relief Fund to raise money for Caribbean countries who become affected by natural disasters.


Our Affiliates

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