The Caribbean and The Wider World
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The Caribbean and The Wider World
By Alister McIntyre
US$ 19.99
Book Description

From modest origins in Grenada, Sir Alister McIntyre went on to hold a variety of high-profile positions in the international community. An academic by background, he became an international statesman, occupying senior roles within the United Nations, as well as at the highest levels of Caribbean regional government.

In 1974, McIntyre temporarily left behind his academic career as a developmental economist at the University of the West Indies to take up an appointment as secretary-general of CARICOM (the Caribbean Community and Common Market). He went on to hold positions as the director of the Commodities Division of UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) and then deputy secretary-general of UNCTAD in Geneva and subsequently a post of equivalent rank in the office of the secretary-general of the United Nations in New York. In 1988 McIntyre returned to the Caribbean as vice-chancellor of the University of the West Indies and, on his retirement in 1998, he assumed the post of chief technical advisor at the Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery.

This book outlines McIntyre’s extraordinary life and wide-ranging international career in diplomacy, politics and academia. It provides key perspectives on the development of Caribbean regional government and international institutions in the twentieth century.

Alister McIntyre is a distinguished international figure and academic. He is the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies.

Table of Contents
  • Title Page
  • Copyright Page
  • Title Page
  • Copyright Page
  • Dedication
  • Dedication
  • Contents
  • Contents
  • List of illustrations
  • List of illustrations
  • Acknowledgements
  • Acknowledgements
  • Preface
  • Preface
  • SECTION 1 Building capacity
    • 1 Growing up in Grenada
    • 2 Early employment and initial political education
    • 3 Education in the UK
  • SECTION 1 Building capacity
    • 1 Growing up in Grenada
    • 2 Early employment and initial political education
    • 3 Education in the UK
  • SECTION 2 My academic career
    • 4 University College of the West Indies, Mona campus, 1960–64
    • 5 Teaching in the United States
    • 6 UWI, St Augustine, 1964–67
    • 7 UWI, Mona, 1967–74
  • SECTION 2 My academic career
    • 4 University College of the West Indies, Mona campus, 1960–64
    • 5 Teaching in the United States
    • 6 UWI, St Augustine, 1964–67
    • 7 UWI, Mona, 1967–74
  • SECTION 3 Working at regional and global levels
    • 8 Working for the region
    • 9 External economic relations of CARIFTA/CARICOM
    • 10 Working at the United Nations
    • 11 Other international activities
  • SECTION 3 Working at regional and global levels
    • 8 Working for the region
    • 9 External economic relations of CARIFTA/CARICOM
    • 10 Working at the United Nations
    • 11 Other international activities
  • SECTION 4 Advisory work for national governments
    • 12 Assignments in Trinidad and Tobago
    • 13 Principal assignments in Jamaica
    • 14 Assignments in other Caribbean countries
  • SECTION 4 Advisory work for national governments
    • 12 Assignments in Trinidad and Tobago
    • 13 Principal assignments in Jamaica
    • 14 Assignments in other Caribbean countries
  • SECTION 5 Development of the University of the West Indies (UWI)
    • 15 Vice-Chancellor, 1988–98
    • 16 Very brief thoughts about the future
  • SECTION 5 Development of the University of the West Indies (UWI)
    • 15 Vice-Chancellor, 1988–98
    • 16 Very brief thoughts about the future
  • Appendix: Activities of a vice-chancellor
  • Appendix: Activities of a vice-chancellor
  • Index
  • Index
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