Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
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Patsy Lewis

Patsy Lewis

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Patsy Lewis

Director, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Visiting Professor of International and Public Affairs

Areas of Interest: Regional integration studies, small states development, Caribbean political economy.


Patsy Lewis is Professor of Regional Integration and Small States Development at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. She is currently a Visiting Professor and Faculty Fellow of the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University and Director of the Development Studies Program. She is a graduate of Cambridge University (Mphil, PhD.) and the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica (BA).


Lewis' research has focused on Caribbean regionalism, especially the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), small states development, in particular international trade and its effects on their economies, social policy and security concerns.


Patsy Lewis, ‘Brexit: Implications for CARICOM’s Cohesion’, in Peter Clegg (ed.), Brexit and the Commonwealth. Special Issue of The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs. October/November 2016.

Patsy Lewis, Gary Williams, Peter Clegg (eds.), Grenada: Revolution and Invasion. (University of the West Indies Press: Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago), October 2015.

Kristen Lowitt, Arlette Saint Ville, Patsy Lewis, Gordon Hickey (eds.) (October 2015), Global change and food security: The special case of small island developing states. Regional Environmental Change, Vol. 15, Issue 7. 

Patsy Lewis (2015), ‘¿Adónde va la integración caribeña? Refundiendo los cimientos de un nuevo proyecto de integración’, in El Caribe: independencia, identidad e integración. Coordinado por: Jacqueline Laguardia Martínez, Ciencias Sociales, Ruth CASA Editorial. La Habana. 

Patsy Lewis and C Kirton (2015), 'Migration and Remittances in Development: A Study of Jamaica', Chapter 7 in Khonje, WH (ed.), Migration and Development: Lessons from Small States, Commonwealth Secretariat, London. 

Claremont Kirton and Patsy Lewis (2015), 'Guyana Country Case Study', Chapter 5 in Khonje, W.H. (ed.), Migration and Development: Lessons from Small States, Commonwealth Secretariat, London. 

Jessica Byron and Patsy Lewis (2015), ‘Sovereignty/Vulnerability/Development Dilemmas: Small Territories and Regional Organizations in the Caribbean’, in Danielle PERROT (dir.), Collectivités territoriales et organisations régionales - de  l'indifférence à l'interaction (Territorial Collectivities and Regional Organizations: From Indifference to Interaction). Paris, L'Harmattan, Collection GRALE 2014, 481 pages, ISBN 978-2-343-05111-6.


DEVL  1803 R  Bringing Small States in: How and why they matter

DEVL 1700  Beyond sun, sea and sand: exploring the contemporary Caribbean

DEVL 1980  Thesis Writing Seminar (Fall 2017)