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The SRC Lunch Time Chat Series is an outreach initiative of the SRC which features regional and international experts discussing contemporary issues of trade and development importance to the Caribbean and the world.


Trade and Climate Action: Shifting the Paradigm for a Just Transition and Sustainable Development

Thursday 2nd February 2023

10:00 am AST

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Prof Thomas Hale – Professor – Public Policy (Global Public Policy) Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford



Prof Dan Esty – Hillhouse Professor –  Environmental Law and Policy/Yale Law School / Director – Centre for Environmental Law and Policy

Dr. Kennedy Mbeva – Postdoctoral Research Associate – Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

Dr. Jan Yves Remy – Director – The Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy and Services

Dr. Carolyn Deere Birkbeck – Director – Forum on Trade, Environmental Sustainability and the SDGs (TESS)

Prof Joel Trachtman – Professor – The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy Tufts University 

US-Caribbean Relations: Increasing Private Sector Engagement

Thursday 1st December 2022

1 pm

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Lead Presenter

 Andrea M. Ewart Esq. – Attorney-at-Law – DevelopTradeLaw LLC



Vashti Guyadeen – CEO – Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries (TTCSI)

Trisha Tannis – Chairman – Barbados Private Sector Association

Nirad Tewarie – CEO -The American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago (AMCHAM T&T)

Gordon Charles – President – OECS Business Council / CEO – JQ Charles Group of Companies Ltd.

The Power of Small: The Importance of MSMEs in Economic Performance

Monday 27th June 2022

12:00 noon

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 Safiya Reid – Advisor – Trade and Sustainable Development – Association of Caribbean States (ACS)



Ayanna Young Marshall – Lecturer – Department of Management Studies UWI, Cave Hill Campus

Ronald T Ramjattan Jr – Executive Director – Baron Foods (St. Lucia) Ltd

Diane Edwards – President – Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO)