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Spring 2017 Lecture Series

Dr. Carlyle Corbin
carlyleDr. Carlyle Corbin is an international advisor on governance and multilateral diplomacy. He is the former Minister of State for External Affairs of the U.S. Virgin Islands Government, and the territory’s representative to various United Nations’ bodies.
He has been an expert on self-determination and governance for over two decades. He has served as the constitutional advisor to the Anguilla Constitutional and Electoral Reform Committee and as the international governance advisor to the US Virgin Islands Fifth Constitutional Convention. He has similarly functioned as member of the US Virgin Islands Political Status Commission.
In addition, Dr. Corbin has served as political advisor to successive chairs of the U.N. Special Committee on Decolonisation, and Secretary-General of the Offshore Governors’ Forum (OGF), comprising the governments of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.
He is the author of two United Nations studies on the participation of territories in the UN system and another four UN studies on various aspects of global governance. He has also authored four books and numerous scholarly articles on political and constitutional advancement.

Mr. Gerard St. C. Farara, QC
FararaCOGerard St. C. Farara, QC, a lawyer of over 37 years call and the second native Virgin Islander to practice law in the British Virgin Islands, is the Senior Partner and Head of Litigation of Farara Kerins. Mr. Farara, who was appointed Queens Counsel in 1996, is a formidable advocate and one of the most experienced and well-respected lawyers practising in the British Virgin Islands and the Eastern Caribbean.
Over the last 30 years Mr. Farara has specialized in heavy civil, insolvency and commercial litigation. He has consistently been one of the top tier advocates at the Bar with experience before all courts up to the Privy Council in London. He continues to be counsel of choice in heavy commercial litigation before the courts of the BVI and other jurisdictions of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court. Queens Counsel Farara has also provided expert evidence in matters before the courts in foreign jurisdictions, such as the USA and Hong Kong, on a range of BVI legal issues, including insolvency law and cross-border disputes.
Mr. Farara has served, from time to time, as an acting judge of the High Court and Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court. He was a member of the committee charged with interviewing candidates short-listed for appointment as the first judge of the Commercial Court.
Mr. Farara has served in various capacities on many Governmental and statutory Boards, most notably as Chairman of the 2003 Constitutional Review Commission and as member of the Constitutional Negotiating Team for the BVI. He is one of the architects of the Virgin Islands Constitutional Order 2007.


Dr. Peter Clegg
pCleggDr. Peter Clegg holds a PhD in Politics, University of Southampton, UK and is Associate Head of Department for Research and a Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations in the Department of Health and Social Sciences at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. He was also formerly a Research Fellow at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies, The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica, and at the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies in Leiden.

He teaches a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses on international political economy, with a particular focus on Latin America and the Caribbean, and he has also published widely in the same areas. His areas of expertise are in The international political economy of the Commonwealth Caribbean, Governance and development issues in non-independent territories, Small states in the international system, and Trade relations in the Americas. He is a regular contributor on Caribbean politics for Oxford Analytica, and has given advice on the Caribbean to the British and Jamaican governments, the UN, and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Dr. Clegg is also on the editorial board of the journal The Round Table, The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs and provides contributions to political science annuals and encyclopedias.

Professor Max Hilaire, Ph.D.
MaxProfessor Max Hilaire holds an M.A, M.Phil, and Ph.D degrees in International Relations, with concentration in International Law and International Organizations from Columbia University in New York. He was the first person of color to complete a Ph.D. in International Law at Columbia.

His expertise includes Public International Law, International Human Rights & International Humanitarian Law, United Nations Law, and U.S. Foreign Relations Law. He is the former Assistant Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, and the College of Liberal Arts at Morgan State University, and the current Chair of the Department of Political Science at Morgan State University. Professor Hilaire serves on the Washington Center Faculty in DC, The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin; and the Empire State College in Prague.

He has helped mitigate conflicts in Ghana, Angola, Ghana, Mozambique, Malawi and Nigeria. He has been recognized for his expertise in Public International Law and International Humanitarian Law, and his work has been referenced by the International Criminal Court ICC) and the Special Court for Sierra Leone.

Professor Hilaire has served on the State Department Performance Board, the Department of Commerce Promotion Board and the United States Agency for International Development Performance Evaluation Board. Professor Hilaire has also served on the Senior Fulbright Board, and has served as a Facilitator for the African Center for Strategic Studies’ Senior African Leaders Program. Professor Hilaire is the author of four books: The United Nations Security Council and Transnational Armed Conflicts; International Law & United States Military Intervention in the Western Hemisphere, United Nations Law and the Security Council, and The United States and International Law. He has published a number of scholarly articles in some of the most prestigious international law journals in the U.S. and abroad, on the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Panama and Grenada.

  • Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to one of the CERTIFICATE or DEGREE LEVEL PROGRAMMES, a student should have graduated from High School with CXC or GCE required grades, or High School Certificate or Diploma.  No student will be allowed to register for a CERTIFICATE or DEGREE LEVEL PROGRAMME unless the above requirements have been satisfied.  While there are no stipulated admission requirements to any of the enrichment courses, the Academic Dean may require some level of proficiency in the area of interest, depending on the complexity of the subject being offered.  In addition, a student is expected to present the following:

a)  High School diploma or 4 CXC/GCE subjects including English at the General Proficiency level Grades 1and 2 up to 1997 or CXC/GCE General Proficiency Grades 1, 2 and 3 from 
     1998 onward.
b)  Passport, birth certificate, or proof of residence status and time of arrival in the British Virgin Islands.
c)  Social Security number, if employed.

 Admission to the College does not guarantee enrolment in the programme or courses requested by the student.  Placement is based on assessment standards developed to help ensure the student's academic success.  Students are advised to contact the College for information on testing and academic advising.



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