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Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean hosts Security Intelligence Training

For Release Upon Receipt - August 27, 2014

St. Augustine

UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. 22 September 2014 – National Security Intelligence is witnessing a paradigm shift in the 21st century where new transnational security challenges have appeared along with the realisation that security issues are interconnected around the globe. The Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean’s 5th training module examines these challenges with specific reference to the Caribbean region. Themed Intelligence, Statecraft and Multi-dimensional Security in the Caribbean, the week-long training will take place from September 8th – September 12th 2014 at The University of The West Indies, St Augustine campus in Trinidad and Tobago. 

The training will arm participants with the know-how to identify new and existing threats to local and regional environments within and beyond the periphery of the Caribbean. Its aim is to enlighten the diplomatic-minded about the structure and functions of security intelligence needed to counteract these threats in the global environment of the 21st century. 

Angela Gendron and Martin Rudder, two visiting experts from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, will facilitate the module. Angela Gendron, a Senior Fellow at the Canadian Centre of Intelligence and Security Studies (CCISS), is also a published author on the subject of intelligence ethics and an academic with tremendous experience in the field from her career as a British Crown servant at the Ministry of Defence in the UK. She will be joined by Martin Rudner, Professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University and founding Director of the Canadian Centre of Intelligence and Security Studies at Carleton. Professor Rudner has authored over 90 books and scholarly articles relating to international affairs, including security and intelligence studies.  

Interested persons may email, call 868-662-2002 extension 83237 or visit the Academy’s website at 


About The Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean

The Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean is a joint project between The University of the West Indies (The UWI) through its Institute of International Relations and the Government of Trinidad & Tobago and its Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  It is a global academy for Caribbean Diplomacy, the first of its kind in the region and provides learning and training to a cross-section of target groups and beneficiaries involved in international cooperation negotiations and transactions within the CARICOM region and beyond. Website: | Facebook: | Twitter:

About The UWI

Since its inception in 1948, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged, regional University with over 50,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest, most longstanding higher education provider in the Commonwealth Caribbean, with four campuses in Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Open Campus. The UWI has faculty and students from more than 40 countries and collaborative links with 160 universities globally; it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology and Social Sciences. UWI’s seven priority focal areas are linked closely to the priorities identified by CARICOM and take into account such over-arching areas of concern to the region as environmental issues, health and wellness, gender equity and the critical importance of innovation. Visit