Jacqueline Braveboy-Wagner received her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 1979. She is a specialist in foreign policy with an area studies focus on the Caribbean small states, Caribbean-Latin American, and Caribbean-Asian relations. Her books include: Caribbean Public Policy: Regional, Cultural and Socioeconomic Issues for the 21st Century (co-editor with Dennis Gayle; Boulder, CO: Westview 1997); The Caribbean in the Pacific Century (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner 1993, with W. Marvin Will, Dennis G. Gayle, and I. Griffith); The Caribbean in World Affairs: The Foreign Policies of the English-Speaking Caribbean (Westview Press, 1989) which is currently being thoroughly revised and will be published by the same press in 2001 as The Caribbean in International Affairs: The Foreign Policies of CARICOM Nations; Interpreting the Third World: Politics, Economics and Social Issues (New York: CBS/Praeger, 1986); and The Venezuela-Guyana Border Dispute: A Study in Conflict Resolution (Westview 1984). In addition, a small volume of essays was published by the Caribbean Research Center as Caribbean Diplomacy (1995). She is currently editing a volume entitled Re-Conceptualizing Global South Foreign Policy to be published by Lynne Rienner Publishers.
Prof. Braveboy-Wagner has served as President and Vice-President of the Caribbean Studies Association, the leading international association of scholars devoted to the study of the broader Caribbean, and has twice been honored for her work on the Caribbean. For many years, she has also served as the United Nations-NGO representative of the International Studies Association, and as such sits on the ISA’s Governing Council. She has published numerous articles and analytical pieces in books and journals and has presented some 60 papers at national and international conferences and workshops. She has also served as a consultant on various United Nations, United States, Caribbean, and Latin American government projects, and has received several grants within and outside CUNY.