Calendar of Events

UWI Calendar of Events
February-March 2024

February 20 | Online

Homeward Bound: Navigating Repatriation and Reintegration of Returnees from Syria

Do we remember them, the Trinbagonians in Syria? This thought-provoking panel discussion, hosted by the Institute of International Relations, is meant to give a voice to the forgotten 100 Trinbagonians in Syria who want to return home, and share their stories, challenges, and hopes. The webinar will be shown on Zoom and is free of charge.

The discussion will be moderated by Dr Malisa Neptune-Figaro, lecturer in the Department of Behavioural Studies at UWI St Augustine. Panellists include:

Mr Patricio Gálvez – Culture Project Manager, Repatriate the Children - Sweden

Mr Sheikhmus Ahmed – Head of the Office of Displaced Persons and Refugees, the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria

Ms Poonam Taneja – Investigative Journalist, BBC

Dr Timothy Affonso – Deputy Dean and Lecturer, Faculty of Law, UWI St Augustine

Ms Sareta Ashraph – Senior Legal Consultant to the Centre for Justice and Accountability, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Atlantic Council.

This event will be valuable for social justice and human rights organisations, family members of T&T nationals in Syria, journalists, UWI staff and students, and the general public.

For more information, visit the Institute of International Relations site at To register, go to

February 22 | Online

The Guyana-Venezuela Controversy: The Argyle Declaration and Implications for International Law and the Caribbean

Attend this free Zoom webinar hosted by The UWI’s Institute of International Relations (IIR) in collaboration with the Caribbean Policy Consortium and UWI St Augustine’s Faculty of Law on the Guyana-Venezuela controversy. The webinar will delve into the significance of The Argyle Declaration and its implications for International Law and the Caribbean.

Dr Annita Montoute – Acting Director, Institute of International Relations, UWI St Augustine


  • Mr Carl Greenidge – Former Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Guyana
  • Prof Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith – Fellow, Caribbean Policy Consortium and Senior Associate, Centre for Strategic and International Studies
  • Prof Anthony T Bryan – Co-Founder and Co-Chair, Caribbean Policy Consortium and Professor Emeritus, University of Miami
  • Dr Alicia Elias-Roberts – Dean, Faculty of Law, UWI St Augustine
  • Ambassador (ret) Dr Riyad Insanally – Fellow, Caribbean Policy Consortium and Non-resident Senior Fellow, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Centre

For more information, visit the Institute of International Relations site at To register, go to

March 12 | Online / TV

The UWI St Augustine Campus Council Meeting 2024

The UWI St Augustine invites the public to watch the live streamed presentation of the open session of their Campus Council Meeting 2024. This annual meeting will give viewers a report on the campus’s activities and accomplishments in the previous academic/financial year, as well as the outlook for the New Year. Viewers will see opening remarks from Council Chair Ms Sharon Christopher, the council presentation from Campus Principal Professor Rose-Marie Belle Antoine, and remarks from Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The UWI.

This is an opportunity for anyone interested in UWI St Augustine to get a better understanding of their activities and agenda.

The council meeting can be viewed on UWITv: Facebook: Flow: channel 102