Sir Arthur Lewis Day - Honoring The Life of Sir W. Arthur Lewis

Event Date(s): 23/01/2018

Location: See below

January 23, 2018 has been declared Sir Arthur Lewis Day at The UWI.

As part of The UWI’s 70th anniversary celebrations, the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) will commemorate the work of Sir W Arthur Lewis, the University’s first Vice-Chancellor, and celebrate 70 years of research contributions to economic policy and process in the Caribbean.

Sir Arthur Lewis Day will see a series of events hosted across the University’s Cave Hill, Mona and St. Augustine campuses including forums to discuss the current relevance of Lewis’ work amid the economic challenges facing the region.

An outline of the day’s activities at each of the campuses is as follows:

Cave Hill

  • 10.30am | Round Table Discussion themed: Relevance of W. Arthur Lewis’s Work to the Challenges of Caribbean Development. Venue: Cave Hill School of Business


  • 10am to 2pm (Trinidad Time) | Vice-Chancellor’s Forum themed: Economic Transformation with Social Growth: Arthur Lewis’s Contribution. To view a flyer, please click here. Venue: The UWI Regional Headquarters. Livestream via http://salises.crownstreams.com.
  • 2 to 5.30pm | Open House featuring exhibits on the research of the last 70 years, including by the Institute of Social and Economic Studies (1948) to the current SALISES, and presentations on teaching and research programmes by alumni and SALISES Research Fellows. Venue: SALISES

St. Augustine

  • 9am to 3pm | All-day Symposium on the life and work of Sir Arthur Lewis. Venue: Teaching and Learning Centre.
  • 7pm | Distinguished Lecture by Professor Stuart Corbridge, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Durham, UK themed: Sir W. Arthur Lewis and the Possibility. Venue: Daaga Auditorium. Click here for more. 




Open to: | General Public | Staff | Student | Alumni |