Webinar Speakers

PUBLIC WEBINAR: STAYING SAFE ONLINE

Tonya Bastian Galanis

Principal, Eugene Dupuch Law School

Mrs. Galanis is an Attorney-at-Law and serves on several Committees of the Council of Legal Education. She serves on the Ethics Committee of The Bahamas Bar Association, the Law Faculty Board of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus and the Law Faculty Advisory Board of the University of The Bahamas.

Mrs. Galanis is an active member of several civic and community organizations. She is the Registrar of the Anglican Diocese of The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands and is a former Chairman of the Securities Commission of The Bahamas.

Dr. Niambi Hall Campbell-Dean

Assistant Professor at University of The Bahamas

Dr. Niambi Hall-Campbell Dean manifests her purpose as an Afrocentric, community psychologist who harnesses the revolutionary power of love to affect positive social change.

A graduate of Florida A&M and North Carolina State University, she is the incoming chair of the Psychology Department at the University of The Bahamas. Her work focuses on the use of culture as a tool for the empowerment of those within the African Diaspora.

Her work focuses on culture as a tool for the empowerment of those within the African Diaspora.

Mr. Khalil D. Parker

President, Bahamas Bar Association

Mr. Parker is the President of The Bahamas Bar Association (2017-2019) and (2019-2021), he is a Rotarian of the Rotary Club of East Nassau and is a Trustee of The Queen’s College Foundation.

Mr. Parker was called to The Bahamas Bar and the Bar of England & Wales in 2005 and practices law as a Partner in the Firm of Cedric L. Parker & Co. in areas including Civil and Commercial Litigation, Banking & Financial Services and Corporate Governance, Industrial Relations and Employment Law, Public Law and Judicial Review.

Justice Rubie M. Nottage (Ret.)

Attorney-at-law, Moderator

Justice Rubie Nottage has had a distinguished career serving in many different professional capacities. The fourth female to be called to The Bahamas Bar as Counsel and Attorney, she currently holds the post of Associate Professor Department of Law, University of The Bahamas.

Justice Nottage has served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and Chancellor of the Anglican Church in the Province of the West Indies (CPWI) and in the Diocese of Nassau, Turks & Caicos Islands.

Mr. Ruggles Ferguson

President, Organization of Commonwealth Bar Associations

Mr. Ferguson has been in private practice for the past 24 years (from 1996), focusing on criminal, civil and constitutional law.

For the past 20 years he has been the Managing Partner of Ciboney Chambers, one of the larger law firms in Grenada.

Mr. Ferguson is a former President of the Grenada Bar Association (2000-2008/2014-2016), the immediate past President of the OECS Bar Association, and the current President of the Organization of Commonwealth Caribbean Bar Associations (OCCBA).

Ms. Tracy Robinson

Deputy Dean, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus

Tracy Robinson is a senior lecturer and Deputy Dean (Graduate Studies and Research) at the Faculty of Law, the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, Jamaica.

She is a co-founder and co-coordinator of the Faculty of Law, The UWI, Rights Advocacy Project (U-RAP), which works to promote human rights and social justice in the Caribbean through strategic litigation, legal education, and research.

She was also a Commissioner on the recently completed Independent Review of Equity and Health Inequalities in the Americas, initiated by PAHO/WHO.

About the Law and Society Webinar Series

The Law and Society Webinar Series is an initiative of the Eugene Dupuch Law School, in collaboration with the Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers, and APEX, the Caribbean Agency for Justice Solutions, with the aim of sharing regional perspectives on topical issues concerning law and Caribbean society.

The series will deal with matters such as rebuilding our tourism economies, technology and Caribbean development, the importance and value of fundamental rights and freedoms in the context of protecting the dignity and autonomy of our peoples and fortifying and preserving the ideals and meanings of regional citizenship

Schedule of Events

Tourism: Sun, Sea and Masks:  Anticipating the Post COVID-19 recovery of the Tourism Sector

Curfews, Lockdowns and Human Rights:  The (Ongoing) Effect of COVID-19 Driven Orders on our Citizens

‘If Ya Born There, Ya Born There’: Citizenship Entitlement – Perspectives, Pitfalls, Possibilities

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