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Laurier Professor Jorge Heine appointed to board of the Institute of International Relations at the University of the West Indies
Laurier Political Science Professor Jorge Heine has been appointed to the board of the Institute of International Relations at the University of the West Indies (IIR-UWI).
Based in St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, the IIR-UWI is the leading centre for the study of international relations in the Caribbean, with a reputation established over the course of more than 40 years.
Heine, who also serves on the editorial board of the Caribbean Journal of International Relations and Diplomacy, a joint quarterly publication of the IIR-UWI and the Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Foreign Affairs, gave the keynote address at the Heads of Mission Conference of the Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Port-of-Spain last February, which gathered all of the country's ambassadors posted abroad as well as the ministry’s senior staff.
Heine is the co-editor, with Andrew F. Cooper and Ramesh Thakur, of the recently published Oxford Handbook of Modern Diplomacy (Oxford University Press, 2013). "I started my career in the field of Caribbean studies," says Heine, who is a past-president of the Caribbean Studies Association, and whose book Fixing Haiti: MINUSTAH and Beyond (United Nations University Press, 2011) has had a considerable impact, "and it is very rewarding to be associated now with the IIR, which has trained so many of the Caribbean's leading diplomats, and has had a long-standing Canadian connection.”
In addition to being a professor of Political Science at Wilfrid Laurier University, Heine is a Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and holds the CIGI Chair in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs.