Institute of the Americas
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MSc International Relations of the Americas

Research Support Staff

Peter Low

Network Facilitator - Leverhulme Inter-American Human Rights Network (IAHRN)

Peter is the Network Facilitator and helps coordinate the activities of the network. This involves organising workshops and events; drafting policy papers and assisting with coordination of publications; managing the website; and other financial and administrative tasks.


Telephone: 0207 7679 9783

Internal Extension: 09783

Room: 408

The Inter-American Human Rights Network (IAHRN) will examine the development and impact of the Inter-American Human Rights System (IAHRS) on human rights outcomes in the Americas. This international collaborative project on the Inter-American Commission and Inter-American Court that jointly make up the IAHRS will not only seek to feed into contemporary policy discussions. It also aims to make important scholarly contributions by providing new theoretical perspectives for understanding the success and failure of the IAHRS in shaping human rights outcomes, and by coupling these theoretical innovations with rich empirical analysis by leading and emerging scholars from the UK and overseas.

Paul May

Research Coordinator - Westminster in the Caribbean: Histories, Legacies, Challenges

Paul performs administrative duties in support of this AHRC-funded project. He designed and built the website and populates it with research and conference information. He also contributes to the Online Caribbean Democracy Bibliography, solicits and receives Historiographical essays for the Bibliography, attends steering committee meetings and helps co-ordinate and shape information for the network events.


The Westminster in the Caribbean: History, Legacies, Challenges project at the UCL Institute of the Americas is a network of researchers and practitioners set up to conduct an expanded and updated analysis of the experience of the Westminster model of governance in the Caribbean over the last fifty years.

The WIC Network considers how the Westminster political model has been adapted to the conditions of the Caribbean, its impact on Caribbean democracy, and the challenges the model has faced over the period of independence.

* Working hours for both members of the research support team may vary during the year. Please contact them to confirm their availability if you need to speak to them in person.