Wazim Mowla

Assistant Director, Caribbean Initiative At Atlantic Council Adrienne Arsht Latin American Center


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Wazim Mowla is a specialist on Caribbean public policy, foreign affairs, and the region’s integration. Mowla was originally born in Queens, New York and is also of Guyanese descent. Recently, he has worked for both the Guyanese Ambassador and Antigua & Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States and the Organization of American States. Mowla’s written work and commentary has been featured in Global Americans, Diplomatic Courier, the AULABLOG, The Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Advisor, and various Guyanese news outlets. He has a B.A. in both International Relations and History and an M.A. in Public History from Florida International University’s Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs. At the moment, Mowla is pursuing an M.A. in Comparative & Regional Studies from American University’s School of International Service, where he also works as a Research Assistant. While a student, Mowla has interned for The Inter-American Dialogue’s Asia & Latin America Program and the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies.

Wazim Mowla’s primary interests include U.S.-Caribbean relations, climate change, identity politics, the development of Small Island Developing States, and global governance.