Speakers

Dr. Denis G. Antoine
Ambassador of Grenada to the United States of America and Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States

In July 1995, Ambassador Denis Godwin Antoine was appointed to his current post as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Grenada to the United States of America, and Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS). He also serves concurrently as Grenada's Non-resident Ambassador to Panama and Mexico.

Ambassador Antoine is a current Member of the Board of Directors of the Inter American Agency for Cooperation Development (IACD), current Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the Young American Business Trust (YABT), current Dean of the Ambassadors of the Western Hemisphere and Coordinator of CARICOM Corps of Ambassadors in Washington, DC.

Ambassador Antoine was the only Ambassador from the Western Hemisphere to serve as Head of Delegation to the Special Summit of the Americas in Nuevo Leon Mexico. January 2004.

Ambassador Antoine served as Chairman of the Permanent Council of the OAS 2002. He has represented Grenada as Head of Delegation at OAS General Assemblies, and other specialized meetings of hemispheric bodies throughout the Western Hemisphere.

He has participated in the United Nations Annual General Assembly each year since 1995. In addition, Ambassador Antoine has headed Grenada's delegation to the 1999 regional negotiating meeting of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS). He was head of Grenada's delegation to the World Trade Organization round of negotiations in Seattle, Washington USA, in 1999.

Ambassador Antoine has been a member of Grenada's delegation to the 1998 Summit of the Americas in Santiago Chile and Quebec City in 2001. He also serves as Grenada's Head of delegation for the Summit Implementation Review Group meetings (SIRG).

The Ambassador was a member of Grenada's delegation to the Caribbean and United States Foreign Ministers Meeting, at the Caribbean and US Summit in Bridgetown 1997.

In 1998 he was elected Vice-Chairman of the OAS Fellowship Committee. At the OAS, Ambassador Antoine served as Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Inter-American Council for Integral Development, (CEPCIDI) from 1999-2001. He served as Vice Chairman of the OAS Permanent Council, 2001. In 2004 and 1997 Ambassador Antoine was the Coordinator of The Caribbean Community Corps of Ambassador, in Washington DC. He has published a number of articles.

Before his present appointment, the Ambassador was Program Specialist for the Government of the District of Columbia, 1991-1992. He also served as an Education Supervisor for the District of Columbia Public Schools, 1992-1995.

Ambassador Antoine holds a PhD in Management from LaSalle University,
MS in Organizational Management from National-Louis University, and
MA in Education from the University of the District of Columbia