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DR. RUPERT ROOPNARAINE

PhD, M.A., B.A.

FOREIGN LANGUAGES MASTERED:  Spanish & French

Prime Minister Candidate

 

Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine is a world class professor and instructor of liberal arts who has lectured at some of the most prestigious universities and learning institutions around the world 

 

PROFESSOR & LECTURER

  - Cornell University, New York

  - Columbia University, New York

  - The Leys School, Cambridge, United Kingdom

  - University of Guyana

  - Critchlow Labour College,  Guyana

  -Hants West Rural High School, Nova Scotia, Canada

 

EDUCATION

University of Cambridge, U.K.  –Bachelor (Honours), Master of Arts in Modern Languages (Spanish & French)

Cornell University, New York – Master of Arts & PhD in Comparative Literature

 

SCHOLASTIC,  SPORT ACHIEVEMENTS & AWARDS

 

2001

UNESCO Fellowship

1992

MacArthur Prize for Perception of the Environment in Images, Caraïbes Film Festival, Martinique (for The Sea-Wall)

1977

Documentary Prize, Leipzig Film Festival (for The Terror and the Time)

1972

Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

 

Clarke Outstanding Teaching Award

1970

Humanities and Social Sciences Fellowship

1965-1966

Cambridge Blue (cricket) for match versus rival Oxford University

1962

Guyana Scholarship

 

 

 

PARLIAMENTARY & PUBLIC SERVICE APPOINTMENTS

 

2010           Member, Commonwealth Observer Mission to Tanzania Elections

2006

2002

Member, Commonwealth Observer Mission to Uganda Elections

Member, Commonwealth Observer Mission to Zimbabwe Elections

2000

Member, Commonwealth Observer Mission to Zanzibar Elections

1999-2000

Member, Oversight Committee for the Reform of the Constitution (Guyana)

1998-2001

Member, Network of Legislative Leaders of the Americas (Organization of  American States (OAS)

1995-2000

Member of Parliament, National Assembly of Guyana

1998

Member of the Commission for the Review of the Constitution (Guyana)

1997-1998

Member, Special Select Committee for the Review of the Constitution (Guyana)

1995-1997

Member, Special Select Committee for the Review of the Constitution (Guyana)

 

Member, Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs (Guyana)

 

Member, Public Accounts Committee (Guyana)

 

Member, Special Select Committee on Integrity Bill (Guyana)

 

Member, Special Select Committee on Trade Union Recognition Bill (Guyana)

 

PRIVATE SECTOR & CIVIL SOCIETY APPOINTMENTS

2008-2009 Programme Director, Guyana Citizens’ Initiative

2000-present

Member, Board of Directors, Guiana Shield Media Project (GSMP)

1999-present

Director, International Consultants Associated (INCA)

 

Chairman, Heritage, Inc.

 

Member, Board of Directors, BlackEye International

1986-present

Director, Dorothy Taitt Foundation

1996-present

Chairman, Heritage Inc. Board

KEY SKILLS AND EXPERTISE

-Democratisation and institutional strengthening

-Electoral observation

-Electoral systems planning and implementation

-Constitutional reform

-Legislative drafting & parliamentary procedure

-Political transition

-Civil society / public sector partnerships

-Inter-ethnic peace-building

-Teaching, training, and capacity building

-Media and visual arts

-Excellent writing, communication, and analytical skills

 

BOOKS, ARTICLES & INVITED LECTURES

 

2011          “The Pedagogy of Appreciation – reviewing Art in the Caribbean – an Introduction

2010          “Shadows Move Among Them II: more new paintings by Stanley Greaves,” Catalogue Essay, Fayerreville Museum of Art.

2010          “Religion, Sex and Utopia in Mittelholzer’s Shadows Move Among them,” Introduction to Peepal Tree Edition

2010          “Race and Rebellion: a Personal Interview with the Past – writing and making history in Walter Rodney’s History of the Guyanese Working People, 1881-1905”, Annual Conference of Caribbean Historians

2009          “Resonances of Revolution: Grenada, Suriname, Guyana,” Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Pittsburgh

2009          “Sharing, Solidarity and Togetherness,” Feature Address to QC Reunion

2009          “Introducing the Notebooks of Martin Carter”, Caribbean Review of Books, 2009

2008          “The Enduring Significance of the Critchlow Labour College,” Guyana Review

2008          “Walter Rodney and the Answer to Power,” presentation to Rodney Riots Commemoration Symposium, UWI, Kingston, Jamaica

2006          “Shadows Move Among Them: new paintings by Stanley Greaves,” Catalogue Essay, Zemicon Gallery, Bridgetown, Barbados, July 2006

2004           Legislative Drafting: a practical guide for legislators, NDI/UNDP publication, 2004

2004          “New Paintings of Akyem and Ishi”, Catalogue Essay, Islington Arts Factory (London), April 2004

2004           Primacy of the Eye: the art of Stanley Greaves, (Peepal Tree Press, March 2004)

2002a

2002b

2001a

“This is a good time to reach for Martin: five years on,” Stabroek News, December 2002

“Thinking about Desmond,” Stabroek News, December 2002“

Of Dogs, Gods and the Vote: Stanley Greaves’ There’s a Meeting Here Tonight,” Catalogue essay, Stanley Greaves exhibition, Barbados

2001b

“The Transformation of the Post-Independence State and Politics in Plural Caribbean Societies in the Era of Globalization,” Feature Address, Annual Delegates Conference, Oilfield Workers Trade Union, Trinidad

2000a

“Some Internal Dynamics of Insecurity: the Case of Guyana,” REDES Conference on Security, National Defense University, Washington DC

2000b

“Martin Carter and Politics,” in Stuart Brown (ed.) All are Involved: the Art of Martin Carter

2000c

“Re-reading Martin Carter,” in Stuart Brown (ed.) All are Involved: the Art of Martin Carter

1999a

“The Art of Stanley Greaves,” Catalogue Essay, The Elders, Brother Everald Brown and Stanley Greaves exhibition, South London Gallery

1999b

“Peace and Development,” Address to UNESCO Conference on Peace

1999c

“Education and Development in the New Millennium,” Feature Address to Annual Delegates Conference, Guyana Teachers’ Union

1998

“Till it Language Your Tongue: Lexicography and Beyond,” (review of Richard Alsopp’s Oxford Dictionary of Caribbean English Usage), Kyk-over-al, Special Issue, 48

1997a

“A Painter of His Time,” Overcoming the Void, Discussion Series No. 1, Stanley Greaves: a Symposium, Castellani House, Guyana

1997b

“Racial Tension and National Development,” Address at Launch of Race Relations Committee, Guyana Public Service Union

1996a

“Redemptions and Retentions: the Paintings of Ras Akyem Ramsay,” Catalogue essay, Barbados Historical Museum

1996b

“Phillip Moore of Guyana and the Universe,” Caribbean Beat

1996c

“The Public Servant, Democracy and Structural Adjustment,” Dr. Kenrick Rennie Memorial Lecture, Guyana

1995a

“In Advance of the Wave: Salute to Kyk-over-al, Fifty Years Old,” Kyk-over-al, 50th Anniversary Edition, 46/47

1995b

“Race and Politics in Guyana,” Address to the Diplomatic Corps, Guyana

1995c

“Isolation: the Paintings of Ras Ishi Butcher,” Catalogue essay, Barbados Historical Museum

1994

“Visual Arguments: Stanley Greaves at Sixty,” Kyk-over-al, 45

1993

“Caribbean Metaphysic: the Mini-paintings of Stanley Greaves,” Catalogue essay, Barbados Historical Museum

1991

Suite for Supriya, a poem. Peepal Tree Press.

1988a

“Reflections on the Art of Stanley Greaves,” Kyk-over-al, 39

1988b

The Web of October: re-reading Martin Carter. Peepal Tree Press

1974a

“Art and Imagination in Cesare Pavese’s Il Carcere,” Italian Quarterly, Spring Issue

1974b

“Time and the Circle in Little Dorrit,” Dickens Studies Annual, III

Forthcoming

 

 

In the Sky’s Wild Noise: Selected Essays and Speeches, 1979-2010

 

 

 In preparation

The Notebooks of Martin Carter

 

FILM & VIDEO

 

1993

Script and Director, The Visual Imagination in the Caribbean (three 28-minute documentaries—Notebook One: The Cock and the Flag: Two Cuban Painters; Notebook Two: The Pioneers; Notebook Three: the Amerindian Resurgence in Guyana)

1991

Script and Assistant Director, The Sea-Wall: Tales of the Guyana Coast

1989

Script and Director, Maha Shiva Ratri: An Experience in Belief

1977

Script and Director, The Terror and the Time: Notes on Repressive Violence in Guyana

 

 

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

 

Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine was born on 31 January 1943 in Kitty, Georgetown and is the father of Dr Terry Roopnaraine and Alicia Roopnaraine

 

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