• Her Excellency Ambassador Dr. June Soomer, Secretary General, Association of Caribbean States (left) with Director of the Institute of International Relations during a Diplomatic Dialogue at IIR.

  • The Director of the Institute of International Relations, Professor Jessica Byron (left) presents UWI's new Chancellor Mr. Robert Bermudez (middle) with a token of the Institute's commemorative book " A History of the Institute of International Relations: 50 Years and beyond" authored by Dr. Khellon Roach (right) and Dr. Raymond Kirton.

  • His Excellency Alfonso Múnera Cavadía, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of Colombia in Trinidad and Tobago (third from right) addresses INRL 6007 class taught by Professor Jessica Byron, Director of the Institute of International Relations.

  • Professor Jessica Byron, Director of the Institute of International Relations (front row, centre) during her visit to Seoul, South Korea for the Korea Foundation Program for Distinguished Guests in Foreign Policies and Security.

  • IIR Students visit to the Association of Caribbean States

  • Dr. Georgina Chami (2nd row centre, behind 1st row, third student from right) with her INRL 6008 Contemporary International Diplomacy class

  • HNMUN 2018 UWI Delegation - Cavehill, Mona and St. Augustine



Director’s Message - 13th Annual Child Research Conference

The UWI Institute of International Relations was pleased to partner with SALISES in the organization of the 13th Annual Caribbean Children’s Research Conference, the first in the series which was held in Trinidad and in the Eastern Caribbean. It was fitting that the conference had been held at St. Augustine during the 70th year of our university’s existence as one of our feature events to celebrate the anniversary. As we contemplate our university’s origins and evolution over the last seven decades, collaborating on this major conference to analyse the situation of Caribbean children and explore best practices and policies for their protection and welfare seemed most appropriate.  The conference gave privilege to the voices of children as we reflect on and continue to contribute towards the achievement of the 2030 sustainable development goals in our region. Our children are the future of the Caribbean. The Institute of International Relations, the Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean and the Caribbean Children’s Rights Observatory Network (CCRON) were proud to work with SALISES and our other UWI, public sector and civil society partners in the realization of the 13th annual CCRC.
Jessica Byron PhD,
Institute of International Relations
The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine

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  • Recent Publications

    (2018) Byron J., Lewis P., Gilbert-Roberts T. eds. Pan-Caribbean Integration: Beyond CARICOM
    (2017) Montoute A. and K. Virk. Ed. The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group and the... Read more




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"A History of the Institute of International Relations 50 Years and Beyond 1966-2016" Publication by: Drs. Khellon Roach and Raymond M. Kirton
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