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The Centre for Caribbean Thought, The University of the West Indies (UWI) will hold the 3rd Caribbean Reasonings on June 17-19, 2004 at UWI, Mona under the theme ‘Culture, Politics, Race and Diaspora: The Thought of Stuart Hall’.

The honouree, Professor Stuart Hall, is a Jamaican who migrated to Britain as a young adult. Hall went to high school at Jamaica College, where he graduated with honours, receiving a Rhodes Scholarship for studies at Merton College, Oxford University. He is an internationally renowned and acclaimed cultural scholar best known for his contribution to cultural studies, political thought, film and media studies, and critical theory.

For his tremendous contribution to political thought and cultural theory generally, the University of the West Indies conferred on him the honorary D. Litt. degree in 1999, adding to numerous others he has received. Professor Hall has held positions at London University, The University of Birmingham, The Open University, among others. He has published several books, co-edited collections, working papers and journal articles, and has edited journals including helping to found and edit the prestigious New Left Review.

The official opening of the conference will be held at the Undercroft of the Senate Building, UWI, Mona at 6:00 .p.m on Thursday, June 17. The guest speaker will be Vice Chancellor, Professor the Hon. Rex Nettleford.

June 18-19 will feature panel sessions with some 35 presenters from the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. The panel discussions will take place at 9:00 a.m. each day in the Social Sciences Lecture Theatre. Registration takes place at 8:30 a.m. on both days.

The event will be of interest to all interested in Caribbean scholarship, political and cultural thought, artists and students of culture. The public is invited to attend.

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