Jermaine McCalpin

Jermaine McCalpin, B.Sc Hons., M.Sc (UWI), M.A, PhD (Brown University) is an Associate Director of the Centre for Caribbean Thought and lecturer of Transitional Justice in the Department of Government, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica.  He specializes in Africana political philosophy, Caribbean political thought and transitional justice. His research interests include truth commissions and political accountability, as well as reparations for slavery, Native American extermination and the Armenian genocide. Dr. McCalpin has written on the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission and its development of a restorative justice approach to South Africa‚Äôs transitional justice issues as well as the moral justification for reparations for slavery as well as the Armenian genocide. He is currently working on a monograph on Caribbean truth commission experiments in Haiti and Grenada as well as the prospects for other truth commissions in Jamaica and Suriname. He has just completed a study sponsored by the UNDP in Jamaica and the Jamaica Council of Churches on the Prospects for a Truth Commission in Jamaica.