Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Professor Selwyn V.D. Ryan is the author of over 25 books, including Race and Nationalism in Trinidad & Tobago (University of Toronto Press), The Disillusioned Electorate, Sharks and Sardines, Winner Takes All, The Westminster Experience in the Caribbean, Deadlock, Ethnicity and Electoral Competition, The Biography of Dr. Eric Williams, The Myth and the Man, and, together with Dr. Roy McCree, Behind the Bridge, the iconic study of Laventille.
Professor Ryan obtained his early education from St. Madeline Government School, Princes Town, Naparima College, San Fernando and further education, (B.A. Hons) from the University of Toronto, (PhD) from Cornell University Ithaca, New York. He taught at York University in Toronto, The University of Ghana in Accra, and Makerere University Uganda. Dr. Ryan was Professor of Political Science at the University of the West Indies and also Director of ISER (Institute of Social & Economic Research). He served on several National Constitutional Commissions of Trinidad & Tobago and Chaired the Public Utilities Commission for several years. Professor Ryan in 2012 received a National Award “Chaconia Medal Gold” for his contribution to Higher Education.
Hardcover, 462 pages