UWI’s Prof Hilary Beckles to deliver keynote lecture at Dalhousie U and U of King’s College

To be delivered online at Pre-Conference Event for 2023 Universities Studying Slavery Conference

Sir Hilary Beckles

Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College, together and in partnership with the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia are pleased to announce an online pre-conference event ahead of the 2023 Universities Studying Slavery Conference, which will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, will deliver the keynote lecture.

A distinguished academic, Sir Hilary is a global public activist in the field of social justice and minority empowerment who has achieved recognition internationally for his academic contributions and leadership expertise. He has lectured extensively in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia and has published over 100 peer-reviewed essays in scholarly journals and over 13 books on subjects ranging from Atlantic and Caribbean History, gender relations in the Caribbean, sport development and popular culture.

In 2007 he was awarded Barbados’ highest national honour when he was made a Knight of St. Andrew for his contributions to “Higher Education, the Arts and Sports.” He has received numerous honorary doctorates from around the world and in 2021 he received the Martin Luther King Jr Global Award for Peace and Freedom.

Sir Hilary is Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission, Advisor on Sustainable Development to former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, President of Universities Caribbean, and Chairman of the Caribbean Examinations Council.        

Event Date: November 01, 2021, from 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm.