POND ISLAND–Dr. Brian Meeks, Professor and Chair of Africana Studies at Brown University in Rhode Island, is the keynote speaker for a public lecture, themed “Education as an Emancipation tool in a Hospitality based island,” at University of St. Martin (USM) on Tuesday, November 10, starting at 7:00pm.
The lecture will be hosted by the Social Economic Council SER in collaboration with USM.
Meeks is also Professor of Social and Political Change and Director of the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute for Social and Economic Studies (SALISES), Director of the “Centre for Caribbean Thought in the Department of Government” at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica.
Dr. Meeks is a graduate of the University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine Campus and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Sciences with Upper Second Class Honours.
He completed the Master of Science degree in Government at the UWI, Mona Campus and went on to obtain the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree also from the UWI, Mona Campus. He has also pursued Post-Doctoral studies at Cambridge University on a Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship.
Meeks focuses much of his academic research on Caribbean politics; social and political change; and the political and social theories used to interpret change, from liberalism to Marxism to post-structuralism. Dr. Meeks has authored and edited 11 books and numerous articles.
Source: The Daily Herald Africana Studies professor SER/USM lecture Nov. 10