Team Group: Group Two

Georges A. Fauriol

Georges A. Fauriol is a Fellow with the Caribbean Policy Consortium and Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS). He is a Think Tank Haiti (TTH) Steering Group member, a partnership of Université Quisqueya (Haiti) and the Inter-American Dialogue and teaches at Georgetown University’s Democracy and Governance Graduate Program. Fauriol retired in 2020 as Vice President, Grants Operations and Evaluation at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), and served (2002-10) as Vice President of Strategic Planning, and Senior Vice President at one of NED’s implementing institutes, the International Republican Institute (IRI). Prior to 2001, Fauriol held a number of positions at CSIS, notably after 1992 as director and senior fellow of the Americas Program, and previously was also the assistant to the chairman of the Center’s Board of Trustees. Earlier, Fauriol worked at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia. He has extensive international and cross-regional […]

Ivelaw Griffith

Ivelaw Griffith is a Fellow with the Caribbean Policy Consortium and Senior Associate with the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC. He has published numerous scholarly articles and seven books, including Drugs and Security in the Caribbean, The Political Economy of Drugs in the Caribbean, and Caribbean Security in the Age of Terror. The University of Illinois Press will publish his next book, Challenged Sovereignty: The Impact of Drugs, Crime, Terrorism and Cyber Challenges on Security and Sovereignty in the Caribbean. Recipient of the Dr. William J. Perry Award for Excellence in Security and Defense Education, named in honor of former U.S. Defense Secretary Dr. William J. Perry, Professor Griffith, has testified before the U.S. Congress on Caribbean security issues. Dr. Griffith also has served in several academic leadership roles, including as Vice Chancellor of the University of Guyana, President of Fort Valley State University in Georgia, […]

Samantha Chaitram

Samantha S.S. Chaitram is a Fellow with the Caribbean Policy Consortium, Research Manager at the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of the West Indies, and a part-time Spanish interpreter for the Ministry of National Security, Trinidad and Tobago.  She is also an External Consultant with the Migration Unit, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Washington D.C.  She is the author of American Foreign Policy in the English-speaking Caribbean: From the Eighteenth to the Twenty-first Century published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2020.   She is both a Fulbright alumna (2012) and an alumna of the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) on U.S. Foreign Policy.  She has taught International Trade at the Institute of International Relations, the University of the West Indies and at the College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago.  She also served as the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Academic Coordinator for the 2019 Regional Trade Policy Course for […]