Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Jessica Byron

University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus in Trinidad

Professor Jessica Byron recently retired as the Director of the Institute of International Relations at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus in Trinidad. Previously, she lectured at the UWI Mona Campus in Jamaica, serving for eight years as the UWI Coordinator of a tripartite B.Sc/M.Sc programme in Politics and International Cooperation, delivered by the UWI Mona, Sciences Po University of Bordeaux and the Universite Antilles Martinique. She was Head of the Department of Government, UWI Mona 2010 – 2013 and Visiting Professorial Fellow 2015 - 2016 at Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) Mona. Before joining the UWI, she lectured for some years at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands. She also served previously as a Foreign Service Officer with the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis, and with the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, based at the East Caribbean High Commission in London. Jessica Byron has published extensively on Caribbean-Latin American international relations and on small states and territories in the global political economy. Her recent research focuses on Caribbean countries’ engagement in South-South cooperation initiatives.