The Russia-Ukraine War Geo-Strategic Perspectives: Interests and Implications

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) cordially invites you to tune in to UWItv for a Vice-Chancellor’s Forum on Friday, June 10, 2022.

The virtual event themed The Russia-Ukraine War Geo-Strategic Perspectives: Interests and Implications is being hosted in collaboration with the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute for Social and Economic Studies (SALISES).

It will be streamed live from 10:00 a.m. (AST/Eastern Caribbean)/ 9:00 a.m. (Jamaica) via and on Facebook at

The programme includes an interactive discussion from a panel comprising members of the diplomatic corps from major geo-strategic jurisdictions as well as UWI International Relations experts. 

Vice-Chancellor of The UWI, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, and Acting Director of SALISES, St. Augustine Campus, Dr. Godfrey St. Bernard, will deliver opening remarks at the event and Dr Indira Rampersad, Senior Research Fellow (SALISES) will serve as Chair of the proceedings and moderator of the panel discussion.

The panellists include:
His Excellency, Peter Cavendish, European Union Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago
Her Excellency, Harriet Cross, British High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago
Mr. Shante Moore Chargé d'Affaires, United States Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago
Dr. Theodore Tudoroiu, Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science, The UWI, St. Augustine Campus
Dr. Michal Pawiński: Lecturer, Institute of International Relations, The UWI, St. Augustine Campus

Friday, June 10, 2022 - 10:00 to 12:00
St. Augustine Campus