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


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


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


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


Two visions for CARICOM by Rickey Singh


Kirton Report Cover

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


Friday 14th November, 2014

Panel Discussion "Recent Challenges of the World's Affairs: From Ebola to ISIS"

Lecture Room 1, IIR; 2.00 p.m.

All are invited to attend . RSVP

Friday 21st November, 2014

Special Lecture Presented by Dr. Svend E. Hougaard Jensen, Professor of Economics at the University of Copenhagen

"Fiscal Policy and Banking Union in the Euro Area: Implications for the Caribbean?"

Lecture Room I, IIR; 11:30 a.m.

All are invited. RSVP

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


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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  • 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:   
  • 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.




Prof John Kirton of the University of Toronto and an expert on G7/8 and G20 summits, signs the IIR Visitors' book on the opening day of the Summit Diplomacy module at the Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean. 


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