Free lecture at University about Island Studies Research

ORANJESTAD — The keynote speaker of the upcoming “International Conference on Small Island States and Sub-National Island Jurisdictions”, Dr. Godfrey Baldacchino, will present a free public lecture this Thursday about sub-state and subnational jurisdictions: “Woke up, got out of bed, dragged a comb across my head: A day in the life of a SNIJ resident.”

The first ever conference to discuss life, governance, and global engagement on, for, and with Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Subnational Island Jurisdictions (SNIJs) is on at the University of Aruba, starting today. The conference is hosted by the University of Aruba, in collaboration with the Centre of Excellence for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States (COE) and the UNESCO Chair in Island Studies and Sustainability, which is shared between the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) in Canada and the University of Malta. The dates are March 26-29, 2019.

Sharing Stories of Island Life, Governance and Global Engagement is the theme and Baldacchino will elaborate on sub-state and subnational jurisdictions this Thursday evening. Baldacchino is a world-renowned scholar and researcher who has dedicated considerable efforts and energies to the growing field of island studies research – particularly that which seeks to contribute to a greater appreciation for different categories of small island territories. You are cordially invited to this lecture, please do register ahead via www.ua.aw. q

28 March 2019

Aula, University of Aruba

7.30 – 9.30 PM