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Guiana Shield: A Zone of Southern Caribbean Integration and Sustainable Development - Guyana, Suriname and French Guyane

November 29, 2017 • 9:00 – 11:00 am EST

Please join the CSIS Americas Program for a public discussion on Wednesday, November 29 from 9-11 AM examining the concept of the "Guiana Shield" and regional integration within this sub-region of the Americas. Speakers will discuss the potential impact of enhanced integration between Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana on the level of sustainable economic development within the region, and provide an analytical perspective on the various economic and political aspects influencing integration within the Southern Caribbean.

The discussion will be led by two panels of experts, including External Affairs Advisor in the Territorial Collectivity of French Guyane Jean-Yves Lacascade; Professors Percy Hintzen and Randolph Persaud of Florida International University (FIU) and American University (AU) respectively; former Permanent Representative of Suriname to the United Nations Ambassador Henry MacDonald; Former Field Office Director in Guyana for The Carter Center, Jason Calder; and CSIS Senior Associate Scott B. MacDonald. CSIS Senior Associates, David E. Lewis and Georges A. Fauriol, will moderate.

9:00 a.m. — Welcoming Remarks

Michael A. Matera
Director and Senior Fellow, Americas Program, CSIS

9:05 a.m. — Panel 1

Percy Hintzen
Director of the African & African Diaspora Studies Program; Affiliate Professor of the Latin American and Caribbean Center; and Professor of Global and Sociocultural Studies, Florida International University; Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley

Ambassador Henry Mac Donald
President of the World Development Foundation and Former Permanent Representative of Suriname to the United Nations

Jean-Yves Lacascade
Research Associate, Center of Geopolitical and International Analysis, University of the French Antilles in Guadeloupe and External Affairs Advisor in the Territorial Collectivity of French Guyane

Moderated by:
David E. Lewis
Senior Associate, Americas Program, CSIS; Vice President, Manchester Trade

10:00 a.m. — Panel 2

Jason Calder
Former Field Office Director, The Carter Center Election Observation Mission, Guyana

Scott B. MacDonald
Senior Associate, Americas Program, CSIS

Randolph Persaud
Associate Professor, School of International Service, American University

Moderated by:
Georges A. Fauriol
Senior Associate, Americas Program, CSIS

11:00 am — Adjourn

David Lewis

Michael A. Matera

Scott B. MacDonald