Geopolitical Competition and Cooperation in the Caribbean in the Age of COVID-19

With a special emphasis on the English-Speaking Caribbean, the LACC/CPC Caribbean Policy Series includes three webinars with experts from the Greater Caribbean region, moderated by FIU faculty and CPC members, and a series of policy-oriented papers addressing economic, political, and strategic matters in the region that will be published electronically by LACC. The LACC/CPC Caribbean Policy Series is part of LACC’s renewed commitment to expand programming related to the English-Speaking Caribbean, a sub-region with phenomenal human capacities, strong democratic institutions and incredibly rich socio-cultural and environmental diversity.


The Caribbean has enduring geopolitical value and COVID-19 added to its complexity. This webinar examines the geopolitical landscape of the contemporary Caribbean, China’s growing influence and other outside actors, COVID-19 and pandemic diplomacy, US interests, and strategic resource wealth, management, competition, and access.

Dr. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith’s paper, “Health Geopolitics in the Contemporary Caribbean,” which is part of the LACC Caribbean Working Paper Series, can be accessed HERE


Dr. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith
Senior Associate, Americas Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies and Fellow, Caribbean Policy Consortium

Dr. Elena Cyrus
Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Central Florida

Ambassador G. Philip Hughes
Faculty, The Institute of World Politics and Fellow, Caribbean Policy Consortium

Bruce Zagaris
Partner, Berliner Corcoran & Rowe LLP and Fellow, Caribbean Policy Consortium


Hon. Luis Guillermo Solís
Interim Director, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Florida International University and former President of Costa Rica

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