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. Bardouille is the Manager of The UWI Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean. He leads the first-of-its-kind regional capacity-building programme on diplomatic training and analysis, supporting the promotion of the coordination of CARICOM states' foreign policies and the conduct of Community relations in respect of third parties. This is a high visibility, government-facing projectized work programme. It is informed by/responsive to the complex international political-cum-economic environment and the Region's interests and relations therein, including the nexus between domestic and foreign policy vis-à-vis geopolitical & economic developments. Dr. Bardouille directs dynamic, high-quality curriculum development and teaching, i.e. in-service training for and evaluation of Foreign Service Officers et al. in fields of diplomacy.

Further, specific responsibility falls to him to conduct bespoke briefings, analyses and public affairs on those thematic issues—evaluating and communicating the foreign policy strategy adopted by the Community. This is geared towards Member States of the Community, third countries, regional groupings, and international agencies and organizations. Dr. Bardouille also oversees strategic and business planning across all workstreams, along with stakeholder relations and partnerships, shaping an impactful institutional profile/brand and enterprise narrative.

Prior to joining UWI, he consulted on political risk analysis, advisory and government relations, having also worked at UPEI as Visiting Professor of Int'l Rel of Small Island States.

Previously, Dr. Bardouille served as a senior trade official for over 12 years with the CARICOM Secretariat, the Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery (now unit of Directorate of Single Market and External Trade, CARICOM Secretariat) and the now Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Commission. He contributed to the formulation, delivery and monitoring & evaluation of capacity-building projects to enhance Caribbean states' regional development processes, directing public affairs. He served as advisor for communications at the intersection of foreign/trade policy, regional integration and development cooperation.

He also held social sciences teaching appointments at higher education institutions, including at UWI. Earlier in his career, Dr. Bardouille worked at the UN.

Dr. Bardouille is a Canadian trained political scientist. He holds postgraduate degrees in Political Science, Public Administration and International Development Studies, with a B.A. in Political Science and Certificate in Public Administration.

For Dr. Bardouille's published research, refer to: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9050-3602

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