3rd Annual Conference of the AHEC

Event Date(s): 04/11/2015 - 08/11/2015

Location: Teaching and Learning Complex

The Caribbean Economic History Association (Asociación de Historia Económica del Caribe, AHEC) and the University of the West Indies present the 3rd Annual Conference of the AHEC with the theme "The History of Investment in the Caribbean." 

Conference papers and panels will consider the evolution of investment in the Caribbean from the 15th century to the present; the movement of capital flows into and out of the greater region and the incorporation of the Caribbean into global economies and markets over the past centuries. The Conference will also consider panels and papers on the flow of investments, its sources and destinations and the impact of these flows on the region’s economy and society, in micro and macro terms.

To register send an email to peter.timothy@sta.uwi.edu or call 662-2002 ext. 83773.

The public Opening lecture takes place on November 4 at 6pm by Prof. Dr. Sir Hilary McDonald Beckles entitled, The Caribbean Economy: The ‘South’ of the ‘West’ at the Teaching and Learning Complex, Lecture Theatre E.

Other special Lecturers include:

  • Victor Bulmer-Thomas (Great Britain)
  • Herbert Klein (USA)
  • Franklin Knight (Jamaica/USA)
  • Frank Moya Pons (Dom. Rep)
  • Rita Pemberton (Trinidad & Tobago)
  • Guy Pierre (Haiti)
  • Antonio Romero (Cuba)
  • Marie Christine Touchelay (France)
  • Oscar Zanetti Lecuona (Cuba)

The Closing Lecture takes place on November 7 at 6pm featuring Prof. Dr. HE Alfonso Múnera Cavadía, (The Association of Caribbean States).

Registration fees are as follows: 

UWI Students will receive a special daily rate for TT$120 and TT$300 for all three days of the Conference.

USD$125 (complete); USD$65 (non-UWI Student, Teacher, Partners, Retirees or Unemployed); USD$70 (Companion)

Registration fees may be paid through PayPal or by bank wire transfer to the AHEC account via this link

Admission:See below

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