Excellency Dr. Izben Cordinal Williams presented his credentials to U S
President George Bush in August 2001 thereby formalizing his
appointment as St. Kitts and Nevis Ambassador to the USA. During
that same month Ambassador Williams was accredited to the Organization
of American States (OAS) as St. Kitts and Nevis Permanent
Born in Nevis, East Caribbean, Ambassador Williams grew up and had his early education in St. Kitts before migrating to Canada where he studied General Science at the University of Toronto. He subsequently studied at the University of the West Indies, University of Miami and George Washington University and holds qualifications in General Medicine, Psychiatry and International Health Policy. He has held academic appointments in the Caribbean and in Canada and has authored various works in psychiatry and on ‘health and development’ issues.
Since assuming duties in Washington D.C., Ambassador Williams has represented his country, the Caribbean sub-region, and the Hemisphere in diverse capacities including being President of the Permanent Council of the OAS in 2005, and currently as Chairman of the OAS Permanent Committee on Hemispheric Security 2007-2008.
Ambassador Williams maintains sustained interest in issues of international health and development, peace and conflict resolution, and human rights and governance. Opportunities such as this the Ambassador therefore welcomes to exchange ideas on these and other crucial issues.