Dr. Kai-Ann Skeete is the Trade Research Fellow at the Shridath Ramphal Center for International Trade, Law, Policy and Services at the UWI, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. Dr. Skeete lectures Research Methods for Trade, Trade Aspects of Regional Integration as well as CARICOM and the CSME. Her research interests include CARICOM’s Forward Trade Agenda, Caribbean Regional Integration, Geopolitics, Security Studies and Regional governance systems. Dr. Skeete’s recent publications include chapters or journal articles on Caribbean Small States Regionalism, CARICOM Diplomacy, Artificial Intelligence and CARICOM’s Enlargement. She has worked across the Caribbean region as a Trade Consultant since 2009.