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Annual Eric E. Williams Memorial lecture ( announcement leaflet )
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Annual Eric E. Williams Memorial lecture ( announcement leaflet )
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Florida International University. Dept. of African New World Studies.
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Miami, FL
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Media Contact : Erica Williams Connell 305 905 9999 ewmc@ewmc.tt.org The Eric Williams Memorial Collection ________________________________________________________________________________________________ P.O. Box 561631, Miami, Fl 33256 1631, USA Tel: 305 271 7246 Cell: 305 905 9999 Fax: 305 271 4160 14th Annual FIU E ric Williams Lecture Celebrates Jamaica/Trinidad and Tobago 50 th Anniversary of Independence MIAMI, FL ( October 15 201 2 ) The 14 th Annual Eric E. Williams Memorial Lecture at Florida International University Eighth Street, Miami, Florida) will take place at the Green Library, GL 100 on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. T his year, t he African & African Diaspora Studies Distinguished Africana Scholars Lec ture hosts two prominent speakers : Rachel Manley, daughter and granddaughter of Foreign Service and former U.N. Special Adviser on Haiti. 50 Years After Independen ce: A Manley Perspective, and promise to address critical issues pertaining to the last half century of development its successes and failures in both countries. As a Caribbean literary Ms. Manley teaches literary non fiction and memoir in the MFA program at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is a frequent contributor to literary anthologies and writes book reviews for leading newspapers in North America and Britain. She is a Mary Ingram Bunting Fellow of Radcliffe University, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a Rockefeller, Bellagio Fellow. Appointed ambassador at the age of 38, Mr. Dumas has served his country in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and North America. In 1988, he retired as Ambassador to Washington and Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS) and was appointed Permanent Secretary (Chief of Staff) to the Prime Minister and Head Service. He has also represented the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in various fora.

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Established in 1999, the Lecture honors the distinguished Caribbean statesman Eric E. Williams, first Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago and He ad of Government for a quarter of FIU Eric Williams Lecture page 2 a century until his death in 1981. He led the country to Independence from Britain in 1962 and onto Republicanism in 1976. A consummate academic and historian, and author of several books Dr. Williams is best known for h is groundbreaking work, the 68 year old Capitalism and Slavery which has been translated into seven languages, including Russian, Chinese, Japanese and this year Turkish Popularly referred to as The Williams Thesis th is landmark text continues to inform today's ongoing debate and remains this profound to the New York Times Among prior Eric Willi ams Memorial Lecture speakers have been: the late John Hope African American experience; Kenneth Kaunda, former President of the Republic of Zambia; Cynthia Pratt, Deputy Prime Minister of the Bahamas; Mia Mottley, Attorney General of Barbados; Beverly Anderson Manley, former First Lady of Jamaica; Portia Simpson Miller, now Prime Minister of Jamaica; the celebrated civil rights activist Angela Davis; and prize winning Haitian author Edwige Danticat. Th e Lecture, which seeks to provide an intellectual forum for the examination of pertinent issues in Caribbean and African Diaspora history and politics, is co sponsored by: the Caribbean Consular Corps (Miami); Miami Dade County Department of Cultural Affa irs; FIU: College of Arts and Sciences, School of International and Public Affairs, Ruth K. and Shepard Broad International Lecture Series, The Honors College, Latin American and Caribbean Center, AADS Graduate Students Association, Caribbean Students Asso ciation, Council of Student Organizations, Student Government Association, Student Programming Council ; Bilmor With Emile Sabga; Lennox Scope; Aryian & Gieowar Singh; Mervyn Solomon; Linda Spears Bunton; Prof. Leroy Lashley; Zyscovich Architects. The Lecture is also supported by The Eric Williams Memorial Collection at the University of the West Indies (Trinidad and Tobago camp us), which was inaugurated by former U.S. Secretary of State, Colin L. Powel l in 1998. It was named to UNESCO Memory of the World Register in 1999. Books by and about Eric Williams Rachel Manley and Reginald Dumas will be available for pur chase and signing at the Lecture. For more information, please contact 305 348 6860/271 7246 or africana@fiu.edu EWMC


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