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Profiles of Speakers on August 29th & 30th 2003
Profiles of Speakers on August 31st 2003

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Marjorie Thorpe

Marjorie Thorpe is a graduate of Mc Gill and Queens Universities, (Canada). Dr Thorpe served on the faculty of the U.W.I. for some twenty years. During that time, she served as Campus and University Dean of the Faculty of Arts & General Studies and was a founding member of the Women Studies Group at the St Augustine campus. Her publications include articles and conference papers on Women in Literature, Gender and Development, and Sustainable Human Development.

She was named Trinidad & Tobago's Ambassador to the United Nations, New York from 1988-1992. In 1992 she was appointed Deputy Director of The United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), New York. She returned to the region in 1995 and, until 1999, served as Resident Coordinator of the UN system in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, and UNDP Resident Representative for the same area.

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