Coat_of_arms_of_the_University_of_the_West_IndiesAbout the Institute of International Relations
The Institute of International Relations, which was established in 1966 by agreement between the Government of Trinidad and Tobago and the Government of Switzerland, is an independent and autonomous academic institution affiliated with The University of the West Indies.  It is located at the St. Augustine Campus of The University of the West Indies. The Institute offers a programme of courses and supervises research leading to the Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations; M.Sc. in Global Studies; M.Phil; and Ph.D. in International Relations. The programme of courses comprehensively covers the geographical, historical, political, economic, social, cultural, legal and institutional aspects of international relations and emphasizes an inter-disciplinary approach in the study of relations between nations and other entities. The Institute, as an academic institution, subscribes to no particular doctrine and abstains from all propaganda. In addition to conducting teaching, research and study of international relations, the Institute engages in many activities including the organisation of special programmes, courses and seminars, and the provision of consultative assistance and research, for the governments and private sectors of the region, and regional organisations and agencies, which are intended to strengthen Caribbean responses to the challenges of international relations and the understanding thereof in the community at large. The Institute of International Relations is committed to training the next generation of diplomats from the region.  To this end, a new diplomatic training centre – The Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean – will be launched on May 6th, 2014.

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