SALISES Annual Conference: Small Nations, Dislocations, Transformations

Event Date(s): 26/04/2017 - 28/04/2017

Location: Hyatt Regency, Port-of-Spain

The Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) presents their 18th annual Conference under the theme, Small Nations, Dislocations, Transformations, Sustainable Development in SIDS.

The conference takes place April 26 to 28 from 6 to 9pm at the following times: April 26: 6 to 9pm; April 27 to 28 8.30am to 5.30pm at the Hyatt Regency, Port-of-Spain. You are invited to attend the Opening Ceremony on April 26 at 6.30pm at Regency V, Hyatt Regency Port of Spain. To view the Opening Ceremony programme, please click here.

The Distinguished Lecture by Professor James A. Robinson, 2017 Sir Arthur Lewis Distinguished Lecturer on the evening of April 27 from 7 to 9pm at the Hyatt Regency, Regency V. These events have no cost attached and no RSVP required.  To view the Distinguished Lecture programme, please click here. 

There is no registration deadline and fees are as follows: Academic US$300; Student US$100; Corporate/ Government US$600 (full registration).

About the Conference

This conference is held annually and is rotated among the 3 campuses. It is used as a platform to showcase scholarly and other products related to Caribbean development. For full details, please visit http://sta.uwi.edu/conferences/17/salises/.

About Professor James A. Robinson

Professor Robinson is the 2017 Sir Arthur Lewis Distinguished Lecturer and a University Professor at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy. James Robinson is the Dr. Richard L. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies and University Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago and faculty director of the Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts. He studied economics at the London School of Economics, the University of Warwick and Yale University. He previously taught in the Department of Economics at the University of Melbourne, the Department of Economics at the University of Southern California, the Departments of Economics and Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley and the Department of Government at Harvard. His main research interests are in comparative economic and political development with a focus on the long-run with a particular interest in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. He is currently conducting research in Bolivia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone, Haiti and in Colombia where he has taught for many years during the summer at the University of the Andes in Bogotá. To view his CV, please click here.


Admission:Academic US$300; Student US$100; Corporate/ Government US$600 (full registration)

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