Paul Robeson IRC

Paul Robeson IRC Mission, Policies and Hours

The Paul Robeson Information Resource Center (Robeson IRC) of the U.S. Embassy is an American Space which serves to build bridges between the people of the United States and Jamaica by increasing mutual understanding, collaboration and partnership.

American Spaces reflect the qualities of openness and accessibility that are associated with American ideals. They are well positioned to deliver compelling programming designed to attract and engage specific audiences in conversations and activities tied to broad U.S. foreign policy interests as well as to country-specific objectives.

The Paul Robeson IRC does four (4) core programs in Jamaica: 1) EducationUSA advising, 2)cultural programs, 3) alumni engagement and 4) provides resources and information about U.S. foreign policy, history, and culture. The Paul Robeson IRC houses a vast collection of books and journals on U.S. Foreign Policy, U.S. History, Political Science, African American History, Literature, General Business and other Social Science and Humanities fields. It is also well equipped with several desktop computers with broadband internet access.

Membership to the Paul Robeson IRC is free. If you would like to become a member, please download and complete the application here and submit it along with two (2) passport size photographs to:

The Paul Robeson Information Resource Center
U.S. Embassy
142 Old Hope Road,
Kingston 6

You may also drop off your application at the security desk (non-consular entrance) at the U.S. Embassy. Applications take approximately four (4) weeks to process. After which, you may pick up your membership card from the main security entrance.

In order to schedule a one-on-one appointment with our EducationUSA Adviser, Dr. Jody-Ann Jones, please visit and click make an appointment.

We strongly encourage that you sign up for the mailing list at in order to stay updated regarding any future events at the Paul Robeson IRC.

Hours: Tuesday –  Friday, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm (the Paul Robeson IRC is closed on U.S. and Jamaican holidays).