LIRDS Think Tank Group focuses on law, international relations, research, defence, and security.
Our goal is to examine and explain through academic research, national, regional and hemispheric phenomena from an International Relations (IR) perspective with the aim of influencing policy formulation and implementation.
LIRDS – Attendance: VII International Studies on the Caribbean Studies, University of Havana Centre for Caribbean Studies, – Cuba 11 – 12 December, 2014.
Dr Marlon Anatol lecturing to students at the LIRDS-UG Academic Seminar and Lecture Series
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Gary’s research interests include climate change financing and governance, development of a defence and security framework, influence of international regimes, small states diplomacy, constructivism and international environmental law.
Research Interests: Transnational Organized Crime, maritime security, cyber security, regional security, small state issues and international regimes.View Profile
Clement’s research interests include: human and citizen security, liberal internationalism, transnational organized crimes, small states issues, development theory and development finance, international regimes and social science research methods. View Profile
Hugh’s research areas include new regionalism and development, small state diplomacy, competitive strategies for small states, democracy in small states, regional security issues and international regimes.
Elizabeth’s research interests includes: migration and development, the political economy of
small states, issues in humanitarianism, regional integration, and Transnationalism.View Profile
Professor Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith is the president of Fort Valley State University. President Griffith took office on July 22.
A political scientist, Dr. Griffith served earlier as professor of political science and provost and senior vice president at York College of The City University of New York. View Profile
Dr. Opadeyi has a PhD in Land Management and a Masters of Engineering from the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, Canada. He has an MSc and a BSc in Surveying from the University of Lagos in Nigeria; an Executive MBA from the UWI. View Profile
Dr. Marlon Anatol has taught at the Institute of International Relations, at the University of the West Indies. He is the Director of Research at TAIRASS, a research consultancy and holds an Honors Degree in Applied Sociology and a Ph.D. in International Relations, specializing in Research, with vast knowledge in the areas of Trade and Development. View Profile
Clive Thomas is Distinguished Professor of Economics and Director of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Guyana.
He has held Visiting Professorships in Africa (University of Dar-es Salaam), Canada (Visiting Distinguished Professor at the Norman Patterson School of International Relations), United States (Leonard O’Connor Professor, Colgate University), and the West Indies (George Beckford Professor in Political Economy).View Profile
Senior Lecturer, Latin America Studies
B.A., University of Guyana, M.Sc., Georgetown University Washingon, D.C., Diploma, Iberian Studies, University of Lisbon, PhD. University of Texas, Austin.View Profile
Jullian B. Lovell, who is a serving member of the Guyana Defence Force in the rank of Brigadier General, is currently Guyana’s Military Attache to Brazil and representative to the South American Defence Council of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR).View Profile