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Sir Hilary Beckles

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
4:30pm – 6:30pm

Storrs Campus
Konover Auditorium

Sir Hilary Beckles is Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, a position he assumed in 2015 after serving as  Principal and Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Cave Hill Campus, Barbados for thirteen years. Sir Hilary Beckles is an internationally reputed economic Historian whose work spans the intersections of race, slavery, economics, and gender. His most recent work on reparations has sparked a major reparations program spearheaded by the Caribbean Reparations Commission of which is he the Chair.  Sir Hilary serves on many United Nations committees and advisory panels. He is a founding member of Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s Science Advisory Board on sustainable development, and has been an advisor to UNESCO’s International Cities of Peace program. He has served as an advisor to the UN World Culture Report, the Vice President of UNESCO’s Slave Route Project and an Editor of the 9th volume of UNESCO’s General History of Africa Series which he conceptualized around the Global Africa framework.

There will be a book signing and refreshments immediately after the lecture

This event is cosponsored by the Africana Studies Institute, the Humanities Institute,the Office of Global Affairs the Department of History, the Caribbean Initiative,and Scholars House

Contact:

Africana Studies Institute, africana@uconn.edu

Africana Studies Institute (primary), el Instituto, History Department, Humanities Institute, Office of Global Affairs, UConn Master Calendar

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