NOBEL LAUREATE WEEK
Laureate week celebrates the achievements and successes of the two nobel laureates of Saint Lucia - Sir William Arthur Lewis (January 23, 1915 – June 15, 1991) who won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 1979; and Honourable Derek Walcott who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992.
Nobel Laureate week, hosted annually during the month of January, features a number of activities including guest lectures, performances by students, and poetry. The Governor General is Chairperson of the Nobel Laureate week committee.
January 23, 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Sir W. Arthur Lewis and given the continued and growing interest in his work, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the University of the West Indies (UWI), of which he was respectively the first President (1970-73) and Vice Chancellor (196263), have established a partnership with the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) to mark this occasion with a variety of activities.
A high point of these was the joint hosting, by the CDB and the UWI Vice Chancellery in association with the UWI Open Campus Saint Lucia, of the 16th Annual SALISES Conference, celebrated as the W Arthur Lewis Centennial, January 14-16, 2015 in Saint Lucia under the theme: Towards Caribbean Prosperity and Happiness in an Equitable and Sustainable World.
On Saturday January 17 an open night will be held in Dennery at Chateau Heritage as part of activities for Nobel Laureate week. The evening will feature poetry, performance and discussion.
Nobel Laureate week 2015 was launched at Government House on Monday 12 January, 2015 and activities will run January 18-24. Visit the Facebook page for activities and more information @ www.facebook.com/NobelLaureateWeekSaintLucia