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Invented Nations and Imagined Communities:

50 Years of Self Government in the OECS


The UWI Open Campus, Saint Lucia. 11 September 2017The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS), Cave Hill Campus, in collaboration with The UWI Open Campus will host the Inaugural Eastern Caribbean Public Lecture in Saint Lucia on 14 September, 2017.

Titled “Invented Nations and Imagined Communities: 50 Years of Self Government in the OECS”, the lecture will be delivered by Dr Lennox Honychurch, distinguished Caribbean academic, anthropologist, historian, archaeologist, conservationist and writer.

This year (2017) marks the 50th anniversary of most of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) achievement of Associate Statehood with Britain in 1967, and entry into a new phase of responsibility for their internal affairs as a first step to later political independence. Dr Honychurch's presentation therefore, will deal with a critical review of these past 50 years of self-government, including ideas on the way forward as small islands facing a precarious globalised world, dominated by powerful corporations and oligarchs (rather than metropolitan nations) attempting to manipulate investment and control state governments.

The lecture will be held in the Conference Room of the Finance Administrative Centre, Pointe Seraphine at 7:00 p.m. (Eastern Caribbean time).

The public is invited to attend this FREE lecture.