Rex Nettleford

Rex Nettleford, Vice Chancellor Emeritus of the University of the West Indies, is a distinguished Caribbean scholar and creative artist. He is the founder and artistic director of the internationally acclaimed National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica. A leading authority on culture and development, he also serves as an ambassador-at-large for his native Jamaica.

The Caribbean is arguably the living laboratory of the dynamism of the encounters between Africa and Europe on foreign soil, and both with the Native American who had inhabited the real estate of the Americas during periods of conquest and dehumanization and the corresponding process of struggle and resistance.