CLAS proudly announces that this Spring semester we are hosting former Ambassador Dessima Williams, SFS’ first Visiting Distinguished Professor of Global Perspectives. A long-time public servant, Ambassador Williams was Grenada’s representative to the Organization of American States, Deputy Governor to the World Bank and Deputy Permanent Representative to the Inter American Commission of Women at the time of the US invasion in 1983. She later became Grenada’s Ambassador to the United Nations and Special Adviser for Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals to the President of the United Nations. Ambassador Williams is currently President of the Grenada Senate, a post she continues to hold while at Georgetown. This semester she is offering two courses: INAF 324, Nobody’s Backyard: Grenada as a Case Study in Small Island Developing States and LASP 485, Understanding the Modern Caribbean.
The Distinguished Professor of Global Perspectives is supported by The Baker Trust for Transformative Learning and the Red House, and is designed to broaden our global affairs conversations and introduce new ways of thinking about the curriculum.
Welcome, Ambassador Williams!