Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith
Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith served as the tenth vice chancellor of the University of Guyana from June 2016 to June 2019, having served previously as executive in residence at the University at Albany, State University of New York and the ninth president of Fort Valley State University. A tenured professor of political science, he had earlier served as provost and senior vice president at York College, City University of New York, provost at Radford University, associate dean for budget and facilities of the College of Arts and Sciences at Florida International University (FIU), and dean of the Honors College at FIU. An expert on Caribbean security, drugs, and crime, he formulated the concept of geonarcotics in the early 1990s to study the complex relationship involving drugs, geography, power, and politics. In 2015, he received the 2015 William J. Perry Award for Excellence in Security and Defense Education. Dr. Griffith has published several books, and he currently is writing Challenged Sovereignty: The Impact of Drugs, Crime and Terrorism on Security and Sovereignty in the Caribbean for the University of Illinois Press. He has been a consultant to the Commonwealth Secretariat, USAID, Canada’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and several other government agencies. Dr. Griffith also has testified before Congress on Caribbean security issues, and he has been a visiting scholar at the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies in Washington, D.C., the Royal Military College of Canada, and the George Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch, Germany.