Dr. Keith Nurse: Principal/President, Sir Arthur Lewis Community College
Dr. Keith Nurse is the Principal/President of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College in Saint Lucia. He has worked as Senior Economist and Advisor on Structural Policies and Innovation at the OECD Development Centre in Paris. He is the former WTO Chair at the University of the West Indies where he also served as Senior Fellow at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies, the Director of the Shridath Ramphal Trade Policy Centre and as the Executive Director of UWI Consulting Inc.
He serves on the executive bureau of the UN Committee for Development Policy, a subsidiary body of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). He has served as a member of Hemispheric Programme Advisory Committee of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture. He is a former member of the Economic Development Advisory Board, Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
Dr. Nurse has worked as a researcher and consultant to governments and international and regional organizations around the world and has published over 100 scholarly papers and articles on a wide array of issue areas such as trade policy and services, industrial policy and innovation governance, creative industries and digital economy, tourism and cultural heritage, migration and diasporas, gender and economic restructuring, climate action and sustainable development. He is also the executive producer of the docudrama “Forward Home: The Power of the Caribbean Diaspora”.