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



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.


2014UNDP Human Development Report

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

Módulo ONU en la Académica Diplomática del Caribe [Read]

Opening of a New Diplomatic Academy - UK Government

Is it Time for a Female Secretary General? - ACUNS Newsletter, Issue 3, 2014.


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


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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

21 April, 2015

Book Launch: Legal Rights of the Poor Foundations of Inclusive and Sustainable Prosperity. Written by Dr. Naresh Singh, International Development Advisor


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.



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  • Progress is well under way at the future site of the Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean. Click here to see photos.
  • The Caribbean Beyond Today - Disruptive Thinking. Bold Action. Practical Solutions. 5th - 8th May 2015. UWI & The Hyatt, Trinidad & Tobago. More information.
  • 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.
  • 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 Caribbean Competitiveness Future Forum

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Institute of International Relations, in collaboration with Sir Arthur Lewis Institute, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UNDP, Trinidad and Tobago will be hosting the Forum on the Future of the Caribbean from 5th - 7th May, 2015. The forum seeks to inspire, stimulate ideas and debate, build momentum around sustainable development solutions. For more information please see the agenda below, and the forum's official website:

Forum for the Caribbean of the Future - Agenda


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