Dr. Annita Montoute, Interim Director

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Dr. Annita Montoute holds a Doctor of Philosophy in International Relations (2009), a Post Graduate Diploma in International Relations (2003), a Bachelor of Arts degree in History (1996), from The University of the West Indies and a Certificate in Education from the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, St. Lucia (2002). She was a Research Fellow at the European Centre for Development and Policy Management in 2012. She has taught several courses at the graduate level (Post Graduate Diploma and Masters), including International History and Politics, Theory and Methodology of International Relations, Multilateralism and Global Governance, Political Economy of Development of International Organizations and  International Relations of the Caribbean. Her research interests include Civil society, development and democracy and relations between the African, Caribbean and Pacific group and the European Union.

Dr. Nand C. Bardouille, Manager 

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Dr. Nand C. Bardouille heads the Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean (DAOC), coordinating teaching, research and analyses on and in support of diplomacy in the sustainable development of Caribbean Small Island Developing States. Dr. Bardouille leads the DAOC, the Caribbean's premier professional development-oriented diplomatic studies training centre, overseeing the development and implementation of its work programme. It covers training and capacity development in diplomatic and international studies, as well as research, dialogue and advocacy work on the nexus between the Caribbean and diplomacy. He is also a concurrent faculty member in the Institute of International Relations at The University of the West Indies (The UWI), serving as Lecturer in Methodology and Theory of International Relations.

Prior to joining The UWI, Dr. Bardouille briefly worked in the management consulting space, specializing in the areas of international development and higher education. Before that, he was a Visiting Professor–International Relations of Small Island States at the University of Prince Edward Island's Master of Arts in Island Studies (MAIS) Program.

Previously, Dr. Bardouille served as a senior trade official for over twelve years with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, the Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery (now the Office of Trade Negotiations of the CARICOM Secretariat) and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Secretariat (now the OECS Commission). He contributed to the formulation and delivery of programmes/projects to enhance regional development processes of Caribbean small states, coordinating strategic engagement/partnerships among intergovernmental organizations in support of and advising governments on foreign/trade, regional integration and development cooperation policymaking. Dr. Bardouille has also held social sciences teaching appointments at higher education institutions, and briefly worked with the United Nations. 

Dr. Bardouille's teaching and research focus is on International Relations and Comparative Politics, with a regional focus on the Caribbean. He specializes in and has published on the diplomacy, foreign policy and international economic relations of small states. 

Dr. Bardouille is a Canadian trained political economist, who holds postgraduate degrees in Political Science, Public Administration and International Development Studies, as well as an undergraduate degree in Political Science.




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