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Former Tinker Visiting Professor Alfonso Múnera Elected Secretary General of Association of Caribbean States

Alfonso Múnera was a Tinker Visiting Professor during the 2003-2004 academic year. Múnera has been elected to serve as the Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States from 2012 – 2016.

Múnera has a Ph.D. in Latin American History and American History from the University of Connecticut and is the current Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Cartegena and was the ad hoc ambassador for the Caribbean.

What is ACS?

The objectives of the Association of Caribbean States are based on the following main goals:

  • To strengthen the regional co-operation and integration process, with a view to creating an enhanced economic space in the region
  • To preserve the environmental integrity of the Caribbean Sea, which is regarded as the common patrimony of the peoples of the region
  • To promote the sustainable development of the Greater Caribbean

The ASC Member States include Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. The ASC Associate Members include Aruba, France with respect to French Guiana, Guadeloupe and Martinique, and the Netherlands Antilles.