Guest Info

Dr Kirk Meighoo, a political economist, author, and former Independent Senator from Trinidad and Tobago, is a highly respected public intellectual. He co-authored a book on democracy and constitution reform in Trinidad and Tobago and has held various governmental positions. 

Dr Meighoo has lectured at universities, published scholarly articles, and contributed to the Commonwealth’s Round Table journal. He has appeared extensively in media and hosts a popular book podcast. He has consulted for Fortune 500 companies, served on startup boards, and advises a global consulting firm, NazranRoth.

About the Show

What would it be like to have three citizenships? It’s a unique experience that reshapes your roots, allowing you to appreciate everything with unparalleled intensity.

Immerse yourself in a thought-provoking conversation between Rajan Nazran and Dr Kirk Meighoo as they explore the intriguing concept of holding three citizenships and its profound impact on identity.

Within this narrative, Dr Meighoo shares his personal story of renouncing his US citizenship without hesitation when faced with a pivotal dilemma. He chose Trinidad over the US and Canada, navigating the challenges of dual citizenship. He reflects on his journey, acknowledging his past involvement in the white saviour mentality and the realisation that colonialism shaped him. This realisation prompted his move from Canada to Trinidad, where he discovered an authentically rooted Indian community within a diverse population that defies stereotypes.

Discover the dynamic mix of cultures, humorous tolerance, and the integration of small independent businesses into the mainstream economy. Listen to this captivating podcast to broaden your perspective about the complexities of holding multiple citizenships.

Produced by Global Indian Series for the Global Indian Network.
Script by Rajan Nazran
original idea: Rajan Nazran

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