On Thursday, March 30th, CLAS hosted The Honorable Dessima Williams, retired Ambassador Denis Antoine and Dr. Wendy Grenade of St. George’s University for the event Forty Years After the US Invasion of Grenada: Lessons for the 21st Century. After an introduction from Dean Hellman, Vice Dean Giordano, and Interim Director of The Center for Latin American Studies, Dr. Angelo Rivero Santos, the panelists spoke of Grenada starting from the Revolution in 1979 to 1983 at the time of the invasion up until today. The conversation centered around themes including the lasting effects of the US invasion, the continued importance of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), more inclusive approaches to international relations, and intergenerational learning and memory. The audience also had the opportunity to interact with the panelists and ask questions including the role of Grenadian diaspora communities, the state of Caribbean regionalism, and the responsibility students hold in learning and engaging about these topics in and outside of the classroom.
CLAS thanks our panelists, members of the CARICOM community who attended as well as the audience for their presence and participation at this important event. CLAS also thanks CNDLS and the Red House for their support in hosting the event.
For more information on Ambassador Williams please visit her CLAS website.