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UWI launches new member of the Caribbean Reasonings series

For Release Upon Receipt - October 12, 2010

St. Augustine

On Thursday 14th October, 2010, The University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine, will launch the next in the Caribbean Reasonings series, Caribbean Reasonings: The Thought of New World, The Quest for Decolonisation.

Edited by Professor Brian Meeks, Professor of Social and Political Change, UWI, Mona, and Director of the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES); and Professor Norman Girvan, Professorial Research Fellow, Graduate Institute of International Relations (IIR), UWI, St Augustine, this book explores the contributions of the New World Group to Caribbean political and economic thought, while encouraging readers to reconsider how they think about issues affecting the region. 

The launch will take the form of a panel discussion, beginning at 4.30pm, at the Board Room of the Institute of International Relations, UWI, St Augustine. In addition to the editors, Professors Meeks and Girvan, the panel will include Mrs. Sunity Maharaj Best, Managing Editor, Trinidad and Tobago Review; and Dr. Annita Montoute, Lecturer, IIR, UWI St Augustine. The panel members will tell the audience about the book and share their reasons for publishing a book of this nature.   

This event is free and open to the public.

To find out more, please contact The UWI IIR at 662-2002 ext 3237, Ms Quinnelle-Marie Kangalee at, or Ms Zahra Alleyne at  

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Over the last six decades, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged University with over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest and most longstanding higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean, with main campuses in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and Centres in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Christopher (St Kitts) & Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent & the Grenadines. UWI recently launched its Open Campus, a virtual campus with over 50 physical site locations across the region, serving over 20 countries in the English-speaking Caribbean. UWI is an international university with faculty and students from over 40 countries and collaborative links with over 60 universities around the world. Through its seven Faculties, UWI offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Pure & Applied Sciences, Science and Agriculture, and Social Sciences.



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