Michelle Scobie, PhD, LLB, LEC, is a lecturer and researcher at the Institute of International Relations at The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine. She has practiced as an attorney at law in Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela. She was the first corporate secretary of the Trinidad and Tobago Heritage and Stabilisation Fund. She is a member of the Caribbean Studies Association, the University of the West Indies Oceans Governance Network, the Earth System Governance Global Research Alliance, the Future Earth Ocean Knowledge Action Network, the International Studies Association and the Scientific Advisory Committee-Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research. Her research areas include international law, international environmental law and developing states’ perspectives on global and regional environmental governance. Her most recent book: Global Environmental Governance and Small States: Architectures and Agency in the Caribbean.