Real Talk with Ambassador Curtis Ward

Real Talk with Ambassador Curtis Ward (Podcast)

Real Talk with Ambassador Curtis Ward


Introduction to Real Talk with Ambassador Curtis Ward

This introduction provides a synopsis of the extensive experience and knowledge Ambassador Curtis Ward brings to Real Talk. It also introduces the areas of interest to be discussed in Real Talk podcasts.

Episode 1: Caribbean Women Leading from the Front, Pt.1.; Guest: Commander Denise McCalla-Creary (US Navy ret.)

Episode 1 of Real Talk, “Caribbean Women Leading from the Front, Pt.1.” begins a conversation with five professional women in the Caribbean Diaspora discussing Caribbean women leaders in different areas of governance at the regional and national levels of the Caribbean experience.

The women discussed are Dr. Carissa Etienne (Dominica), Director of PAHO; Dr. Carla Burnett (Belize), Secretary-General of CARICOM; Prime Minister Mia Motley of Barbados; US Federal District Judge Tanya Chutkan (Jamaica); and Rear Admiral Antonette Wemyss Gorman, Head of the Jamaica Defence Force.

My guest on Pt. 1. of Caribbean Women Leading from the Front  is Commander Denise McCala Creary, (Ret’d US Navy).


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About the author

Ambassador Curtis A. Ward

Ambassador Curtis A. Ward is a former Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the United Nations with Special Responsibility for Security Council Affairs (1999-2002) serving on the UN Security Council for two years. He served three years as Expert Adviser to the UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee. He is an Attorney-at-Law and International Consultant with extensive knowledge and experience in national and international legal and policy frameworks for effective implementation of United Nations (UN) and other international anti-terrorism mandates; the legal and administrative requirements to effectively implement and enforce anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism (AML/CFT); extensive knowledge of the legal and regulatory requirements for effective implementation and enforcement of United Nations multilateral and U.S.-imposed unilateral sanctions; and the imperatives for Rule of Law and governance. He is a geopolitical and international security analyst, and a human rights, democracy, and anticorruption advocate.

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