Sir Shridath Ramphal, Warwick's Chancellor from 1989-2002, has been honoured with a book detailing many of his accomplishments in international and Caribbean life. The book is to honour his 80th birthday on October 3 and will have its European launch in London on this date.
The book of essays has been produced by a number of well known people who have worked with Sir Shridath.
Edited by Richard Bourne, Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, other contributors are Rex Nettleford, former Vice Chancellor of the UWI, Professor Tony Payne, Pro Chancellor of Sheffield University, Sir Ronald Sanders writer and international business consultant, Derek Ingram Doyen of Commonwealth journalism, and Vincent Cable the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democratic Party in the UK.
The book entitled, Shridath Ramphal: The Commonwealth and the World had its Caribbean launch on August 28 during CARIFESTA in Guyana. Its European launch will be held in London on Sir Shridath's birthday when it is expected that the Ramphal Centre will also be inaugurated at a ceremony at the Headquarters of the Commonwealth Secretariat under the auspices of the present Secretary General, Kamalesh Sharma.
The Centre's work will be dedicated in the causes that Ramphal espoused, among them disarmament, development, constitutionality, internationalism and the rule of law.
In recognition of Sir Shridath's role as Chancellor, Warwick will distribute a copy of the book to the Vice Chancellor of every member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.