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

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IIR News

            dr kirton

The University of the West Indies has announced the appointment of Dr. Mark Kirton as the Acting Director of the Institute of International Relations, with effect from 1 January, 2016. Read more...


Vacancy: Director, Institute of International Relations.


MSc Global Studies 2015/2016, Semester II Timetable

PGDip International Relations 2015/2016, Semester II Timetable


The Young Initiative on Foreign Affairs and International Relations (IFAIR) LACalytics!Call for Applicants (Deadline: 15 January, 2015)

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

British Chancellor's Speech to Government Communications Headquarters on Cyber Security

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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Upcoming Events

MPhil to PhD Upgrade Seminar

Tuesday 3rd May 2016 | 10.00a.m.

Dinah Hippolyte

Yves Collart Board Room, IIR


MPhil/PhD Informal Seminars

Friday 13th May, 2016 | 10.00 a.m.

David Simmons

Friday 20th May, 2016 | 10.00 a.m.

Vijay Chattu

Ashaki Dore

Lisa Gordon

Natasha Lalla


IIR 50th Anniversary Lecture Series 1

Thursday 12th May, 2016 | 6.00 p.m.

Cuba and CARICOM in a Changing Hemispheric Environment - featuring Dr. Jacquline Laguardia Martinez, Lecturer, Institute of International Relations

Cara Lodge Hotel, Georgetown Guyana


IIR and Friends Can Cook!

Food Fair

Saturday 11th June 2016

More details to come....


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

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IIR 50th Anniversary logo

The Institute of International Relations is celebrating 50 years! We will be hosting a series of events surrounding this monentous occasion.

The celebrations kicked off with our Black-Tie Dinner which took place on Friday 8th April, 2016. The event was attended by members of the Diplomatic Corps, members of the business community as well as past students of the IIR. See photos here.

The Institute has a number of events planned for this occasion, so stay tuned for more information.



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