The Annual Walter Rodney Lecture—“Living with a Legacy: My Journey with Walter Rodney”—will be presented by Patricia Rodney on Tuesday October 29, 2019, at 5:15pm, at the Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies, University of Warwick. Dr. Rodney is CEO of The Walter Rodney Foundation (WRF). [Many thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.] See more information below.
The Centre for Caribbean Studies was established in October 1984 with assistance from the Leverhulme Trust and the Nuffield Foundation. It was the first such Centre in the UK to recognise the significance of the Caribbean region and its historically interdependent linkages with the UK and the world. Its principal aim is to stimulate teaching and research on the Caribbean. It also encourages the study of the Caribbean in an Atlantic context, emphasising African, North and South American, Asian and European influences from a comparative, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary perspective. Additionally, it serves as a national forum for individuals and organisations with an interest in and concern for the diaspora as well as those countries bordering the Caribbean.
In 2010 on its 25th anniversary, the Centre was re-named the Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies in honour of the Guyanese philanthropist and businessman and in recognition of his long association with and support for the Centre, which has grown to become one of Europe’s leading institutions for Caribbean scholarship.
Dr Rodney is CEO of The Walter Rodney Foundation (WRF) established by the Rodney Family in 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia. Since 2011, Dr Rodney has also been the CEO, of Partners in Health, Education and Development (PHEAD), an international development consultancy organization and has worked in Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Botswana, Lesotho, and South Africa. As a seasoned public health professional, her career spans the disciplines of health, adult education and literacy, social work and women, gender and development.
Dr. Rodney is the author of The Caribbean State, Health Care and Women: An Analysis of Barbados and Grenada 1979-1983, Africa World Press, 1998 and has published several academic articles. Dr. Rodney is currently an Adjunct Professor, Department of Community Health & Preventive Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine.