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Jamaican Born Harvard University Professor Receives Gold Musgrave Medal

Professor Orlando Patterson

Professor Orlando Patterson has been honored with the Gold Musgrave Medal from the Institute of Jamaica. Professor Patterson teaches at Harvard University and received the recognition for his achievements as a scholar. He was trained as a sociologist at the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Mona and then went on to the London School of Economics where he obtained a doctorate in sociology. Completing his graduate studies, he returned to take a position as lecturer at UWI, becoming one of the Caribbean scholars who worked to de-colonize the curriculum in the Caribbean educational system and to pioneer a genuine scholarship of the region. Professor Patterson was born and raised in Jamaica, and he is respected around the world for his work and achievements.

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