Dr. Michelle Scobie

Michelle Scobie
  • tel. (868) 662 2002 ext 83243
  • e. michelle.scobie@sta.uwi.edu
  • Office Hours: Anytime- send me an email and we can organise a suitable time


LLB (Hons) LEC, PG. Dip (IR (dist.), Ph.D., UWI

Lecturer and Coordinator MSC Global Studies Program and Co-Editor- Caribbean Journal of International Relations and Diplomacy.

PHD Title: ‘Changing Multilateral Governance in the Context of Globalisation: The cases of the United Nations and the World Bank’.

Courses taught at IR MSC Global Studies
  • INRL 6005 International Economic Law
Courses taught at IR Diploma in International Relations
  • INRL 5002- International Law
Research Interests
  • Public International Law
  • International Economic Law
  • Governance and ethics
  • Governance: good governance, ethics and justice, international, multilateral, regional governance; new forms of governance; role of transnational companies and governance
  • International environmental Law and Governance
    • Maritime Governance and regional seas
    • Global environmental politics and Small States
    • Environmental Governance and implications for Small States- especially in the areas of: trade, tourism, sustainable development, small states, regional governance
  • The University of the West Indies Oceans Governance Network
  • Member of the Scientific Steering Committee
  • Research Fellow Coordinator for Caribbean and Central America of the Earth System Governance Network
  • Commonwealth Visiting Fellowship from the Association of Commonwealth Universities 2013
Visiting Scholar
  • Fluent in English and Spanish (interpreter)
  • Knowledge of Italian/ French
  • Biermann, Frank., Casey Stevens, Steven Bernstein, Aarti Gupta, Ngeta Kabiri, Norichika Kanie, Marc Levy, Måns Nilsson, László Pintér, Michelle Scobie and Oran R. Young, 2014."Integrating Governance into the Sustainable Development Goals. Post2015/UNU-IAS Policy Brief, Nr.3.
  • Scobie, M. 2013.  Climate Regulation- implications for Trade Competitiveness in Caribbean States. In  Leal Filho, W., Mannke, F., Romee, M. Schulte, V. , Sureshi, D. (Eds) (2013)  Climate Smart Technologies -  Integrating Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Mitigation and Adaptation Responses. Springer, Berlin
  • Scobie, M.  2012.  “Environmental Justice and Marine Governance in the Caribbean”.  IUCN Academy of Environmental Law E-Journal. Issue: 2012(1).
  • Scobie, M.  2006.  Small States in International Forums.  In Prof. Ramesh Ramsaran  Ed.  (2006) Size, Power & Development in the Emerging World Order: Caribbean Perspectives.  Lexicon, Trinidad.


Professional Positions held
  • Attorney at Law- past practice in Trinidad and Venezuela
  • Corporate Secretary- Trinidad and Tobago Heritage and Stabilisation Fund
  • Senior Economic Policy Analyst- Ministry of Finance of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago
Community Service at UWI
Project Coordinator- SUMMON- Shalimar- UWI Motivated Mentors Outreach Network .