30 November 2010

Governance Expert to speak at University of Guam

Will discuss recent developments in small island governance

 The University of Guam will host Dr. Carlyle Corbin, International Advisor on Governance and Multilateral Diplomacy, who is visiting Guam from the sister territory of the Virgin Islands for a series of lectures and colloquia. He will deliver a featured address at the University of Guam CLASS Lecture Hall on November 30 at 6:00 pm. The topic of his university address is "Recent Developments in Small Island Governance: Implications for the Self-Determination Process."

The event is free and open to the public, and  is sponsored by the University of Guam Division of Social Work and the Guåhan Coalition for Peace and Justice.

Corbin is the former Representative for External Affairs in the Government of the US Virgin Islands, and has lectured widely on political and constitutional advancement. He is the author of three books and numerous scholarly articles on governance and political development with specific focus on non-independent countries.
He has served as an advisor to several Caribbean territorial governments, and presently is the international advisor to the Fifth Constitutional Convention of the US Virgin Islands. He has been an expert on self-determination and decolonisation for United Nations Caribbean and Pacific regional seminars for over a decade, and has served as the independent expert to United Nations missions to several non self-governing territories.
He presently serves as the Executive Secretary of the Council of Presidents of the United Nations General Assembly.

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