13th Annual Eric Williams Memorial Lecture

Event information
Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, PCA 135

"Drugs and Crime as Problems Without Passports in the Caribbean: How Secure is Security and How Sovereign is Sovereignty?"

Guest Speaker: Dr. Ivelaw Griffith, York College - CUNY

Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith is Professor of Political Science and Provost and Senior Vice President at York College of The City University of New York. A specialist on Caribbean security, drugs, and crime issues, he has written and edited a number of books on the subjects, including: Democracy and Human Rights in the Caribbean (1997) The Political Economy of Drugs in the Caribbean (2000), and Caribbean Security in the Age of Terror (2004).

A Native of Guyana, Professor Griffith has published more than 50 articles in various scholarly journals and magazines, has been a consultant to Canada's Foreign Ministry, USAID, and other entities, and has testified before the U.S. Congress on Caribbean security issues. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS) in Washington, DC; the Royal Military College of Canada; and the George Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Germany.

Previously Dr. Griffith was Associate Dean for Budget of the College of Arts and Sciences at FIU, Dean of the Honors College at FIU, and Provost at Radford University in Virginia.

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