Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES)

 

FORUMS

SALISES Virtual Forums: October 2021 - July 2022

Friday 29 July, 2022

Counteracting the Scourge of Violence Against Women in Caribbean Societies - Towards Remedial Action in Response to Theory and Evidence-Informed Studies

Dr. Halimah DeShong, Senior Lecturer, Institute for Gender and Development Studies, The University of the West Indies

Dr. Henriette Jansen, Retired Technical Advisor, Violence against Women (VAW) Research and Data, UNFPA Asia and the Pacific Regional Office (APRO), Bangkok

Ms. Carol Watson- Williams, Principal Consultant, reThink Social Development Ltd

Dr. Ruth Rodney, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health, York University

Dr. Godfrey St. Bernard, Acting Director, Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies, The UWI, St. Augustine

Mrs. Claire Guy-Alleyne, Woman Superintendent (Ag.), Special Victims Department, Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JT53kc_HfI

 

Friday 20, May, 2022

Post-Covid Recovery and Economic Imperatives for Growth and Sustainable Development in Trinidad and Tobago

Mr. Michael John, Part-time Lecturer, Department of Economics, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine

Ms. Alicia Nicholls, Junior Researcher Fellow, Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy and Services, The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill

Dr. Lester Henry, Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine

Dr. Vanus James, Former Senior Policy Advisor, UNDP and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) International Consultant

Dr. Dave Seerattan, Senior Lecturer - Coordinator – MSc Global Studies Programme, Institute of International Relations, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine

Dr. Michelle Salandy, Consultant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxxP9sEq_GI

 

April 29, 2022

Strengthening National Statistics for Sustainable Development through Gendered Lenses 

Dr. Leith Dunn, Honorary Research Fellow, Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS), Mona Unit, The University of the West Indies, Mona

Dr. Philomen Harrison, Project Director, Regional Statistics, CARICOM

Ms. Isiuwa Iyahen, Deputy Representative, UN Women Multi-Country Office (MCO) - Caribbean

Dr. Asha Kambon, Consultant, Assessor and Trainer in the macro socio economic assessment of disasters and the identification of the needs for recovery

Dr. Theresa Rajack-Talley, Vice Provost, Equity and Inclusion, Full Professor, Pan-African Studies, Graduate Faculty, Sociology & Anthropology, Dalhousie University

Dr. Peter Weller, Consultant Community and Clinical Psychologist

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6McEv4aRt3g

 

March 25, 2022

National Statistics, Best Practices and the Establishment of the National Statistical Institute of Trinidad and Tobago (NSITT): Imperatives for Securing National Development

Dr. Wesley Yung, Director, International Cooperation and Methodology Innovation Center, Statistics Canada

Mr. Lance Busby, Retired Statistician, the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

Mr. Desmond Perry, Statistician, Tobago House of Assembly

Dr. Godfrey St. Bernard, Acting Director, Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies

Professor Sir Ian Diamond, National Statistician, Government Statistical Service, United Kingdom

Dr. Abdullahi Abdulkadri, Coordinator Statistics and Social Development Unit ECLAC subregional headquarters for the Caribbean

Gabriel Gamez, Inter-regional Adviser, Organization and Management of National Statistical Systems, United Nations Statistics Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLszxKoa49M

 

February 18, 2022

Hosting and Managing the Experience in Trinidad and Tobago in 2022 and Beyond

Dr. Jo-anne Tull, Lecturer, Carnival Studies, Department of Creative and Festival Arts, The UWI, St. Augustine

Dr. Keith Nurse, Principal, CEO, The Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, St. Lucia

Mr. Derrick Lewis, Managing Director, EventologyTT

Dr. Franka des Vignes, Subregional Advisor, Disease Surveillance and Epodemiology, PAHO/WHO Subregional Programme Coordination, Caribbean

Dr. Kela Francis, Assistant Professor, The Academy for Arts, Culture and PA, The University of Trinidad and Tobago

Dr. Keron Niles, Lecturer, Institute of International Relations, The UWI, St. Augustine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwhidCpOJ1w

 

January 21, 2022

International Migration, Emerging Sub-Populations and Human Rights in Trinidad and Tobago: Maximizing the Benefits and Minimizing Threats to National Development

Ms. Leigh Ann Waldropt-BonairPrivate Consultant

Ms. Maria Jose Flor Agreda, Doctoral Student in Sociology at Cornell University/Graduate, MSc. Development Statistics, SALISES, The UWI, St. Augustine

Ms. Amanda Solano, Protection Officer, UNHCR Head Office, Trinidad and Tobago

Ms. Giselle Chance, Co-Founder/CEO, Vision on Mission

Ms. Leela Ramdeen, Chairperson, Archdiocesan Ministry for Migrants and Refugees

Dr. Michele Reis, Private Consultant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdqzKKadoY4

 

December 3, 2021

Managing the National Education System: The COVID-19 Pandemic, Lessons Learned and Charting Progressive Agendas – Part 2

Justice Dr. David Gafoor, Chairman, Tax Appeal Court of Trinidad and Tobago

Ms. Carlene Hayes, President, National Primary Schools Principals Association (NAPSPA)

Father Gregory Augustine, Principal, Fatima College, Port of Spain

Professor Gerard Hutchinson, Professor, Clinical Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The UWI, St. Augustine

Dr. Indira Rampersad, Senior Research Fellow, SALISES, The UWI, St. Augustine

Dr. Olabisi Kuboni, Specialist, Open and Distributed Learning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPMfklYJy1g

 

November 12, 2021

Managing the National Education System: The COVID-19 Pandemic, Lessons Learned and Charting Progressive Agendas – Part 1

Mr. Kevin David, Interim Executive Member, National Parent Teachers' Association (NPTA)

Ms. Antonia Tikah De Freitas, President, Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers' Association (TTUTA)

Dr. Sabeerah Abdul-Majied, School of Education, The UWI, St. Augustine

Dr. Fiona Rajkumar, Home Schooling Association of Trinidad and Tobago

Dr. Patricia Dardaine Ragguet, Director, Holistic Schools, Cascade

Mr. Bobby Andrews, Planner, Tobago House of Assembly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puw282oaFSc

 

October 22, 2021  

Budgeting for Development in a Global Pandemic

Dr. Karl Theodore, Former Director, Health Economics Unit, Centre for Health Economics, The UWI, St. Augustine  

Dr. Preeya Mohan, Senior Research Fellow, SALISES, The UWI, St. Augustine 

Dr. Tyehimba Salandy, Director, Institute of Indigenous Knowledge, Empowerment and Research (IKER Institute)

Dr. Selvon Hazel, Chief Economist in the Economic Management Research Unit (EMRU), Tobago House of Assembly

Ms. Sunity Maharaj, Director, Lloyd Best Institute of the Caribbean

Mr. Amilcar Sanatan, PhD. Candidate, Cultural Studies, The UWI, St. Augustine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mY6YEjivenI

 

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FORUMS

 

FORUM 24

2011 Census - Making Sense of the Numbers

Mr. Dave Clement, Director of Statistics, Central Statistical Office

Ms. Aurora Noguera-Ramkissoon, Officer in Charge, United Nations Family Planning Association (UNFPA), Trinidad & Tobago

Dr. Jennifer Rouse, Director, Division of Ageing, Ministry of the People & Social Development

Dr. Godfrey St. Bernard, Senior Fellow, SALISES, UWI

FORUM 23

Dealing with Section 34 Issues
The Honourable Dr Roodal Moonilal, Government Chief Whip and Minister of Housing, Government of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago
Mr Elton Prescott, SC, Independent Senator and Attorney at Law
Dr Bishnu Ragoonath, Senior Lecturer in Political Science, Department of Behavioural Sciences
Senator Faris Al-Rawi, PNM Senator and Public Relations Officer, Government of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago

FORUM 22

The Caribbean Court of Justice: an idea whose time has come?
Dr. Lester Henry, Opposition Senator, Government of Trinidad and Tobago
Mr. John Jeremie, Senior Lecturer in Law, UWI and former Attorney General
Dr. Raymond Ramcharitar, Cultural Critic and Historian
Dr. Kusha Haraksingh, Senior Lecturer in History, UWI and Chairman, CARICOM Competition Commission

FORUM 21
The State of Emergency: a Necessary Evil?

Senator Terrence Deyalsingh, Opposition Senator
Honourable Surujrattan Rambachan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Communication
Dr. Merle Hodge, Former Senior Lecturer in Linguistics, UWI, St. Augustine and Member, Working Women for Social Progress
Prof. Patrick Watson, Director, Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies, UWI, St. Augustine

FORUM 20
The Current State of West Indian Cricket

Mr. Deryck Murray, Former West Indies Cricketer and former President of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board and West Indian Cricket Board
Mr. Tony Gray, Former West Indies Cricketer and current Cricket Coach at the University of Trinidad and Tobago
Prof. Balwin Mootoo, Professor Emeritus in Chemistry, UWI, St. Augustine; First Vice President of Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board and member of the West Indian Cricket Board
Mr. Dinanath Ramnarine, Former West Indian Cricketer and  President of the West Indian Players Association

FORUM 19
The People’s Partnership Government: one-year after

Honourable Roodal Moonilal, Member of Parliament for Oropouche East, Minister of Housing & the Environment and Leader of Government Business in House of Representatives
Honourable Colm Imbert, Member of Parliament for Diego Martin North-East and former Minister of Works and Transport
Dr. Hamid Ghany, Dean, faculty of Social Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine
Mr. Lennox Grant, Distinguished Journalist

FORUM 18
Equality and Diversity in Trinidad and Tobago

Honourable Basdeo Panday, Former Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago
Prof. Selwyn Ryan, Former SALISES Director, co-author of Ethnicity and Employment Practices in Trinidad & Tobago
Mr. Gregory Aboud, President, Downtown Owners’ and Merchants’ Association (DOMA)
Mr. Israel Khan, SC, Attorney-at-Law

FORUM 17
The Current Industrial Relations Climate in Trinidad and Tobago

Mr. Watson Duke, President, Public Services Association
Mr. David Abdullah, President, Federation of Independent Trade Unions
Mr. Hollis Nicholas, Director, Human Resources, UWI

FORUM 16
The Death Penalty in Trinidad & Tobago  

Mr. Israel Khan, SC, Attorney at Law
Mr. Vernon de Lima, Attorney at Law
Ms. Verna St. Rose-Greaves, Social Worker
Mr. Douglas Mendes, SC, Attorney at Law

FORUM 15
CLICO Measures in Budget 2011    

Prof. Patrick Watson, University  Director, SALISES
Dr. Lester Henry, Honourable Senator and Lecturer, Department of Economics, UWI
Mr. Prakash Ramlakhan, Lecturer, Department of Management Studies, UWI

FORUM 14
The UNC Internal Elections: implications for National Politics  

Professor Selwyn Ryan, Political Scientist and Former Director, SALISES
Dr. Indira Rampersad, Lecturer, IIR
Mr. Garvin Nicholas, Executive Member, Movement for National Development
Mr. Winston Dookeran, Political Leader, Congress of the People

FORUM 13
The 2010 General Elections in Trinidad & Tobago: analysis and aftermath

Mr. Penelope Beckles, former Deputy Speaker, Parliament of Trinidad & Tobago
Mr. Peter O’Connor, Journalist and Commentator
Dr. Indira  Rampersad, Lecturer, Institute of International Relations

FORUM 12
Meeting the Challenges of the Aviation Industry in the Caribbean – Whither Air Jamaica

Professor Norman Girvan, Institute of International Relations
Mr. Ian Bertrand, Aviation Consultant and former CEO of BWIA International

FORUM 11
Proposed Constitutional Reform: One Step Forward or Two Steps Backward?

Mr. Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj, Attorney at Law and Member of Parliament
Professor Selwyn Ryan, Political Scientist and Former Director, SALISES
Mr. Douglas Mendes  SC, Attorney at Law and Head, Faculty of Law
Professor Dennis Pantin, Lecturer and Member of Constitutional Reform Committee (Chairperson)

Forum 10
The Uff Commission: To be or not to be?
Mr. Victor Hart, Chairman, Transparency International
Dr. Bishnu Ragoonath, Senior Lecturer in Political Science, UWI
Representative of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago

Forum 9
Is Calypso Dying?
Ms. Francine Edwards (Singing Francine),
Mrs. Elizabeth Montano,
Mr. Lutalo Masimba (Brother Resistance),
Dr. Louis Regis
 

Forum 8
The State of the Financial Sector in Trinidad and Tobago
Dr. DeLisle Worrell,
Mr. Winston Dookeran,
Minister Mariano Brown,
Mr. David Dulal-Whiteway
 

Forum 7
Climate Change and The Caribbean: Clear and Present Danger? - December 2008

Dr. John Agard, Professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences, University of the West Indies and Former Chairman, Environmental Management Authority of Trinidad & Tobago.
Dr. Pascal Saffache, Dean of the Faculty of Human Sciences, University of the French West Indies and French Guyana and author of several influential works on climate change and sea level rise.
Dr Alan Bachan, Chief Executive Officer, Turtle Village Trust
 

Forum 6
President Elect Barack Obama: The challenge of change in the Caribbean, the United States and the wider world. - November 2008

Dr. Indira Rampersad, Lecturer, Political Science/Int’l Relations, Dept of Behavioural Sciences, UWI
Mr. Martin Daly, SC, Attorney-at-Law
Dr. Kenneth Mease, Professor of Political Methodology, University of Florida
Mr. Clyde Weatherhead, Attorney-at-Law
 

Forum 5
Is there a looming financial crisis in the Caribbean? - October 2008

Mr. Carl Hiralal, Inspector, Financial Institutions, Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago
Ms. Catherine Kumar, Chairman, Bankers’ Association of Trinidad & Tobago
Dr. De Lisle Worrell, Executive Director, Caribbean Centre for Money and Finance
 

Forum 4
Rising Prices: Causes, Consequences and Solutions
 - May, 2008
Hon. Peter Taylor, Minister of Legal Affairs, Government of Trinidad & Tobago
Ms Wendy Lee Yuen, Agriculturalist and Former Chairman of NAMDEVCO
Mrs Mary King, Economist and Former Independent Senator
Mrs. Indera Sagewan-Ali, Consultant
 

Forum 3
The Economic Partnership agreement (EPA): Threat or Opportunity? 
February  2008
Professor Selwyn Ryan, Political Scientist, Former Director SALISES (Chair)
Mr Stylianos Christopoulos, Chargé d’Affaires, Delegation of the European Commission in Trinidad and Tobago
Professor Norman Girvan, Institute of International Relations (UWI)
Mr David Abdullah, Federation of Independent Trade Unions and Non Governmental Organizations
Ms Dianne Seukaran, Former Minister in the Ministry of Trade, Government of Trinidad & Tobago
 

Forum 2
The Mustill Report: Meaning and Implications
 - January  2008
Ms Dana Seetahal, Independent Senator and Attorney-at-Law
Mr Vernon De Lima, Attorney-at-Law
Dr Hamid Ghany, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences
Professor Selwyn Ryan, Political Scientist, Former Director SALISES
 

Forum 1
The 2007 General Elections in Trinidad and Tobago: analysis and aftermath.

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