Alumni Profiles and Quotes

Hanna Simon, MDIA

(Ambassador Hanna Simon, EUCLID MDIA graduate, served as Ambassador of Eritrea to France and UNESCO).

EUCLID offered an excellent, intense and practical master's degree program that was demanding but doable. It sets the standard very high for government capacity-building programs of the same kind.

Shiraz Arif Mohamed, MDIA

(Shiraz Mohamed, MDIA graduate, is a diplomat of the Republic of Guyana to the United Nations). (See also: Diplomatic Note from Permanent Mission).

I chose EUCLID for its credibility, cost factor and programme flexibility. A treaty based status with the United Nations ensured that the programme was recognized and of a high standard. The syllabus was relevant to my work at the UN and allowed the latitude to explore my areas of interest. The MDIA has equipped me with the relevant skills to deliver informed and analytical advice to my Capital. I highly recommend this programme to anyone aspiring to pursue further studies in the field of international affairs.

Jonathan Ryan, MBASD

(Jonathan Ryan, MBASD graduate, relocated from Europe to his native New Zealand and now works for the Government of New Zealand).

The EUCLID MBASD programme was extremely beneficial and I was able to successfully re-orientate my career, gaining a position for the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment in New Zealand. I received excellent support from the staff and found it really interesting as well!

Alexandra Carle, MSDD

(A native of New Zealand who did her MSDD program while residing in France, Alex Carle, upon graduation, was hired by the British Red Cross as Head of Region).

I really enjoyed the flexibility and depth of learning that the EUCLID Masters gave me. I could work in my own time, location and on the subjects that interested me most. I had contact with inspiring professionals from around the world who had a vast range of experience to share and a base of knowledge to challenge my thinking and analysis. The studies not only helped me to find an interesting and rewarding job but definitely increased my knowledge base in relevant subject areas to be able to work effectively.

Dr Glenville Ashby

(Glenville Ashby, DIRD graduate, is a well-known journalist based in New York with ties to the Caribbean community).

EUCLID's academic and professional support throughout my doctoral programme in Interreligious Dialogue and Diplomacy was instrumental in securing a position as a New York based correspondent for the most established media houses in the Caribbean. Its rigorous standards prepared me for the competitive world of journalism and also provided the tools to establish the not-for-profit, 'Global Interfaith Council Corporation.'

Eliana Silva Pereira, MSDD

(Eliana Silva Pereira, MSDD graduate and a native of Portugal, was an advisor to the Minister of Economic Development of Timor-Leste).

EUCLID offered an excellent, outstanding and flexible program that absolutely made a real difference in my life. I was able to learn from the best academic materials and had contact with inspiring and very professional teachers and professionals. This study not only deeply increased my knowledge and represented a comprehensive and critical complement to my advanced law degree, but also made a real difference in my career progression.

The Rev. Dr. Troy Epps

(Troy Epps, EUCLID doctoral graduate in theology, is a chaplain based in Arizona, United States).

My time with EUCLID was very positive. My advisor served as a terrific mentor to me, walking me through my dissertation process, and allowing me to pursue my desired direction while offering brilliant insights and helpful encouragement along the way. I’m glad that EUCLID was a part of my educational journey!

EUCLID announces MOUs

EUCLID has signed an international cooperation Memorandum of Understanding with Sanskriti University (India). This signals EUCLID’s ongoing commitment to intercultural and interfaith engagement, as well


EUCLID is pleased to report on several faculty updates. Secretary-General Winston Dookeran‘s new book The Caribbean on the Edge: The Political Stress of Stability, Equality,

EUCLID congratulates Collen Kelapile

EUCLID congratulates long-time faculty member and friend Collen Kelapile who was recently elected 77th President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). From

EUCLID announces publications

EUCLID congratulates Secretary-General Winston Dookeran and Vice-Chancellor Adamou Camara for their recent publications which continue to reflect highly on EUCLID’s academic visibility and contribution. The


EUCLID is pleased to congratulate Prof Charalee Graydon for her well-received book presentation as part of the UN COP26 conference.