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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.

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    Research Interests
    Latin American foreign policy, new regionalism and conflict transformation

    Profile
    Mark Kirton is a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of International Relations, University of The West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad. Born in Guyana, he was Dean, Faculty of social Sciences at the University of Guyana and has lectured at the University of Florida, The Anton de Kom University of Suriname and the University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A.

    Dr. Kirton has co-edited a book “Governance, Conflict Analysis and Conflict Resolution” with Prof. Cedric Grant (deceased). Immersed in Guyanese culture he remains a regionalist as well, and relishes the CSME’s potential for positive impact on the Caribbean.

    Courses
    INRL 5006- The International Relations of Latin America

    INRL 6007 – Issues in Latin American Politics

    Expertise
    Country political risk analysis,.

    Survey design and management

    Research Awards at IIR
    Government of Trinidad/ UWI Research Award – “ Promoting Regional Integration: Latin America and the Caribbean in a changing global environment”

    Collaboration with the Organization of American States as member of Electoral Observation Missions in Caribbean States.

    Served as Reviewer of Citizen Security Programme for government of Guyana/ Inter American Development Bank Project.

    Publications
    Books:

    Grant, Cedric and Mark Kirton (eds.) 2007. Governance, Conflict Analysis and Conflict Resolution. Kingston, Jamaica, Ian Randle Publishers.

    Articles:

    “La comunidad caribena en el hemispherio: caminos alternativas hacia la integracion regional” in Milagros Martinez Reinosa and Jacqueline Martinez (eds.) 2012 El Caribe in el Siglo XXI, coyunturas, perspectivas y desafios. Havana, Editorial de Ciencias Sociales

    “Brazil and the Caribbean in a changing Regional Environment: Challenges and Prospects”, in K. Hall and M. Chuck-a-Sang (eds.)i 2006. The Integrationist: CARICOM Options: Towards full integration into the World Economy: Jamaica, Ian Randle Publishers.

    With Khellon Roach “Bridging Transportation Gaps in Latin America and The Caribbean’: Prospects and Potential for Maritime Transportation Cooperation in Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela” in G. Rigobert and A. Asam (eds.) Worl Development Outlook 2010, Sussex, WASD Publications.

    Opinion Pieces:

    Citizen Security in The twenty- First Century Caribbean” at IIR/Dalhousie University Workshop on Small Arms, Gangs, Youth and Human Security in The Americas, U.W.I, St. Augustine, Trinidad, 2011.

    ‘ Guyana and its Presidency of UNASUR” in TRINIDAD NEWSDAY. October 31, 2010.

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