Guyana born Scholar Dr. Ivelaw Griffith gets Prestigious Recognition

Guyana born Scholar Dr. Ivelaw Griffith gets Prestigious Recognition

Dr. Ivelaw Griffith

Dr. Ivelaw Griffith

Washington, DC – December 2015: The 2015 William J. Perry Award for Excellence in Security and Defense Education recently honored Dr. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith, one of the world’s leading scholars on Caribbean defense and security issues at the National Defense University. Named after the Center’s founder, former U.S. Secretary of Defense Dr. William J. Perry, the Perry Award is presented annually to individuals and institutions making significant contributions in the fields of security and defense education. Awardees are selected for achievements in promoting education, research, and knowledge-sharing in defense and security issues in the Western Hemisphere. (Director, Mr. Mark Wilkins. The Dean of Academic Affairs presented the award)

Dr. Griffith’s has years of service as a scholar, author, and educational leader, his teaching and innovative research have informed a generation of policymakers and practitioners and enabled the advancement of an international and cooperative environment for security among nations throughout the Caribbean Diaspora.  

Dr. Griffith’s selection for this prestigious award was aided by his significant and tangible work at several colleges and universities across the United States where he has served as Dean, Provost, Senior Vice President, and University President; currently he is a Senior Fellow at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. His scholarly contributions and participation in countless international forums have been instrumental in building many relationships that have further increased democratic security to the Caribbean Diaspora’s benefit.

Read more: Ivelaw Griffith Honored-WPress 


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  • Reginald Chee-a-tow  On December 22, 2015 at 8:41 am

    Dr. Griffith and I did our Masters together at UG.He has a sharp mind.Congratulations.

  • Philbert  On December 24, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Keep Guyana flag flying my class mate and friend. Congrats.

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