Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Caribbean Integration: Uncertainty in a Time of Global Fragmentation

Caribbean Integration

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street or register here to attend webinar


As the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) approaches its fiftieth anniversary in 2023, the contributors to Caribbean Integration: Uncertainty in Time of Global Fragmentation critically reflect on the evolution of the regional movement, analyzing the challenges of maintaining relevance in a post-Brexit era of regional integration, while also highlighting opportunities for its reinvigoration. This collection offers diverse perspectives from scholars within the region and beyond on the political, social, economic, cultural and environmental dimensions of regional integration. The contributors consider the role and influence of youth, language, reparatory justice, election reform, gender-based violence, migration, trade and climate change on the deepening and longevity of CARICOM institutions. Their analyses signal new prospects for emerging from a crisis of regionalism and moving towards sustainability.

Patsy Lewis, Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Collin Constantine, Girton College, Cambridge University
Terri-Ann Gilbert-Roberts, Commonwealth Secretariat
Jessica Byron, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine
Cynthia Barrow-Giles, University of West Indies, Cave Hill