Dr. Francis Severin to present Eleventh Annual Dame Eugenia Charles Memorial Lecture

Dr. Francis Severin
Dr. Francis Severin

The University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus Dominica will host the Eleventh Annual Dame Eugenia Charles Memorial Lecture in collaboration with Fort Young Hotel and the Charles Foundation on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Fort Young Hotel Conference Room

This year’s presenter, Dr. Francis O. Severin, will speak on the topic: “Dem belly full, but we hungry: Insights into autocratic rule.”

Dr. Severin is the Director of Open Campus Country Sites at the UWI Open Campus. Through his topic for the lecture, Dr. Severin will draw upon the literature which addresses the “omnipresent” political chasms in former colonial / post-independent societies. He will isolate some of the salient attributes of autocratic rulers, seeking to clarify their deleterious effects on people’s ability to emerge as equal participants in societies.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will provide an opportunity for guests to listen to the speaker present for about 40 minutes.  Following the presentation, guests will be able to interact and to generate meaningful discussions about the influence of the topic on the Caribbean region.

Members of the media are especially invited to attend this lecture.

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  1. GOD IS Watching
    December 1, 2016

    sit down their with all all u degrees and see this child PM bring Dominica in the gutters and doh rally de poor people behind all to put hiin his rightfully place and save this country. Remember,,,,,,,,when the rain falls it will fall on all of us housetop.

  2. viewsexpressed
    December 1, 2016

    “Dem belly full, but we hungry: Insights into autocratic rule.”
    I love the topic, applicable to Dominicans on going political discourse. So much passport being sold yet we hungry, belly full for some ….empty bellies all over Dominica. Our passport expired….the belly full ones, non expiry passports, all the way to Dubai. The country nice boy.

    • dayandnightvision
      December 2, 2016

      When all you belly was full and ours were empty? Remember Doc when your Freedom party was in power? Who complained about your full belly then? Because people like you are no longer in charge?
      UWI must watch people like you and your petty politics

  3. viewsexpressed
    December 1, 2016

    I am gonna miss this Lecture ………..will look for updated report from DNO..
    Good Luck Dr,. Severin

  4. Hugh G. Recshun
    December 1, 2016

    Severin likes to hear himself talk. Sounds like a political lecture. Might be one sided.

    • viewsexpressed
      December 4, 2016

      Your comment is political ignoramus……

  5. Sylvester Cadette
    December 1, 2016

    Hi DNO, will this be carried live by the radio stations or even live video by DNO? I would not mind paying for your pay-per-view on important lectures or Presidential or Prime Ministerial speeches. Interested persons in the diaspora may also be inclined to such opportunity.

  6. EnfantDiable
    December 1, 2016

    Very relevant topic. An even-handed presentation is expected.

  7. WhOkNoWs
    December 1, 2016

    big up yoself Dr . Severin

  8. silentoney2k
    December 1, 2016


  9. December 1, 2016

    Will this event be on the internet, utube and facebook.

  10. free
    December 1, 2016

    Very good…I hope it will be well attended

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