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Department of Government, Sociology, Social Work & Psychology



View current outreach activities of the Department.  We hope you would get involved from time to time in our outreach activities and trust that you find our videos and write-ups helpful, informative and enlightening..

For over seventeen years the department has hosted the Patrick A. M. Emmanuel Memorial lecture

Dr Patrick A. M. Emmanuel (1943-1996) Dr. Patrick Emmanuel’s career with The University of the West Indies began in the1960’s as a Teaching Assistant, Assistant Lecturer and Lecturer in the Department of Government, St. Augustine campus. He received a B.Sc. in Economics (U.C.W.I.), a M.Sc. in Government (UWI) and a Ph.D. in Government (Manchester). In 1972 he became a Research Fellow at the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), Cave Hill Campus, now the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES). He was Editor of the Bulletin of Eastern Caribbean Affairs (1975- 1979) and (1980-1996) and was Acting Director of ISER (1993-1996). A Grenadian by birth, Dr. Emmanuel was a Foreign Policy Advisor and Ambassador for the Government of Grenada (1979-1980). His publications included books, monographs and articles on important political, economic and social issues which confront the Caribbean region, including democracy and governance, electoral politics and Caribbean integration. During his career he was a consultant for a variety of committees and a commentator on Caribbean politics.
We invite you to view the following public lectures below.


The Seeds for a Homegrown Constitution
Presenter:  Professor Richard Albert
17th Patrick A. M. Emmanuel Memorial Lecture, December 2, 2022

"Forging a Nation:  Confronting New Realities"
Presenter:  The Honorable Mia Amor Mottley, QC, MP
Prime Minister of Barbados
16th Patrick A. M. Emmanuel Memorial Lecture, December 8, 2021

'Post-Covid-19' Reflection on OECS Integration:  Challenges, Opportunities & Possibilities
Presenter:  Dr. Didacus Jules

15th Patrick A. M. Emmanuel Memorial Lecture, November 19, 2020
(to locate video)
Business Unusual:  The Caribbean's Response to the Existential Threat of Climate Change
14th Patrick A. M. Emmanuel Memorial Lecture, November 14, 2019

Rethinking Development and the Regional Integration Project
Presenter:  Professor Patsy Lewis
13th Patrick A. M. Emmanuel Memorial Lecture, November 16, 2018

The State of Caribbean Independence:  Faltering Nationalism and the Emergence of a New Caribbean Politics
Presenter:  Professor David Hinds
12th Patrick A. M. Emmanuel Memorial Lecture, November 17, 2017



The Launch of the the US Embassy Resilence Campaign

The launch of the US Embassy Resilence Campaign on "Climate Resilience: Challenges in the Caribbean" held on February 7, 2023.  Featured speaker Mr. Malcolm Geere, UK Development Director of the Caribbean.  The aimes of the campaign were to bring awareness to the ten critical development programmes that are improving lives and livelihoods across the Eastern Caribbean, in the areas of disaster risk reduction, renewable energy, major infrastructural projects and other core areas of work.


UN 16 Days of Activism Against Domestic Violence

Each year the Department seeks to host events that would commenorate the UN 16 Days of Activism Against Domestic Violence.  To this end a webinar was held by the Department on December 1, 2022.  Panelist were Tonni Bordber, UN Women MCO Caribbean Representative and Kelly-Ann Knight, Gender & Development Specialist,  and Head, Women & Development Unit (WAND). In addition, a social media campaign to bring awareness of domestic violence was carried on the Faculty of Social Sciences Website. The flyer above was one such campaign.
The global theme for 2022 was “UNITE! Activism to end violence against women and girls”. 
Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today and it remains largely unreported due to the impunity, silence, stigma and shame surrounding it. 

In general terms, it manifests itself in physical, sexual and psychological forms, encompassing: intimate partner violence (battering, psychological abuse, marital rape, femicide); sexual violence and harassment (rape, forced sexual acts, unwanted sexual advances, child sexual abuse, forced marriage, street harassment, stalking, cyber- harassment); human trafficking (slavery, sexual exploitation); female genital mutilation; and child marriage.   

The UWI Cave Hill 60th Anniversary the African Awareness Fashion Show

As part of The UWI Cave Hill 60th Anniversary the African Awareness Fashion Show was relaunched.  For over five years the Department has celebrated African Awareness Month.  It is an activity which is of immense importance to us, not only because of the opportunity for us to participate in what has now become part of a global celebration of the lives and contributions of peoples of African descent, but also because it affords us this annual moment where we can draw ourselves closer to the schools and communities who share this community with us.



Celebrating 50 Years of CARICOM/Cuban Relations

This one-day colloquium which was held on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 touched on themes relevant to the history, international relations, politics, economics, societal and cultural features of the Cuba-CARICOM relation. 


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