Journal of Eastern Caribbean StudiesUWI-Global Belt and Road Research Bulletin


The Institute's history goes back to the early days of the University of the West Indies, with the formation of the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) in 1948. ISER was established in advance of the faculty of Social Sciences in order to build a solid foundation of empirical data on the Caribbean region and functioned admirably in this capacity for some fifty years.

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Directors' Message

Prof. Aldrie Henry-Lee
Mona Campus

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Dr. Hamid Ghany
St. Augustine Campus

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Dr. Don D. Marshall
Cave Hill Campus

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Our Research

SALISES is heir to a rich and distinguished history of research inherited from the work of the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), which was established at the birth of the University College of the West Indies in 1948. Among the outstanding scholars who were either affiliated to or worked closely with ISER were MG Smith, William Demas, Lloyd Braithwaite, RT Smith, George Cumper, Lloyd Best, CY Thomas, Kari Levitt and Havelock Brewster. Together and individually they were responsible for a range of theoretical interventions as well as empirical investigations that lay the foundations for contemporary social sciences in the Anglophone Caribbean. Further outstanding contributions to theory and research came from, among many others, Carleen O'Loughlin, Alister McIntyre, Joycelin Byrne (now Massiah), Vaughan Lewis, Norman Girvan, Eddie Green, Patrick Emmanuel (ISER Cave Hill), and Selwyn Ryan, Norma Abdullah and Jack Harewood (ISER St Augustine)


In the News

Recent publications from Dr. Bephyer Parey

Congratulations to Dr. Bephyer Parey on her latest journal articles:

1. Wellbeing among older persons with disabilities in Trinidad. Health and Social Care in the Community....

Congratulations! Consortium Graduate School of the Social Sciences (now SALISES) alumna, Dr Carla Barnett becomes Caricom's first female Secretary-General

Belizean Dr Carla Barnett has been selected as the first female secretary-general of the Caribbean Community (Caricom), replacing Dominican-born diplomat, Irwin LaRocque, who is due to leave office in...

Ambassador Dr. Richard Bernal appointed to the Leadership Council of The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)

Ambassador Dr Richard L. Bernal, Professor of Practice at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies at the University of the West Indies, Mona, has been appointed to the Leadership...

Congratulations Professor Aldrie Henry-Lee

Professor Aldrie Henry-Lee recognized by the St Lucia National Reparation Committee (NRC) and is one of the first women to be inducted in their Hall of Fame. ...

Recent publications from Dr Preeya Mohan

Congratulations to Dr. Preeya Mohan on her latest publications.

1. Journal Energy Policy Vol. 153 June 2021 published by Elsevier entitled "Innovation,...

Congratulations Dr Dacia Leslie

Dr Leslie received the Principal's Award for Best Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) Publication, for the Academic year, 2019/2020 for her book entitled ""Recidivism in the Caribbean - Improving the...

Featured Event

SALISES 22nd Annual Conference (Virtual)

September 28, 2021 | Mona Campus

The W Arthur Lewis Page

The W Arthur Lewis Page provides a focal point for all those seeking information on Arthur Lewis and his work, and through which scholars can dialogue on the impact of his work. It provides links to online material on Lewis as well as references to other print and audio visual resources.

It includes an extensive list of his publications and commentaries on his work. Past Lewis events are documented and information is provided on planned events including those which are held annually. Contributions in the form of questions, comments or information about upcoming events are welcomed.

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Dr Kevin Williams

Kevin Williams is a Senior Research Fellow at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES). He spent several...

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