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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Alumni Newsmaker: Barry Chevannes

The University of the West Indies will host a three-day conference in honor of Professor Alston "Barry" Barrington Chevannes '65, MA ’66. Chevannes' lifetime scholarly work, service and achievement will be recognized.

Chevannes has made signal contribution as an authority on Rastafarianism and has written extensively on such topics as Revival, Afro-Caribbean Theology, and Native Religions in Jamaica. He is also vice-chairman of the Peace Management Initiative, which attempts to bring peace between warring gangs in volatile communities and has been chairman of the Institute of Jamaica with the mandate to preserve Jamaican literature, arts and science.
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