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Institute of the Americas (IOA) Announces a Change in Leadership

November 19, 2018 Institute of the Americas La Jolla, CA

At its November 15th, 2018 board meeting, the Institute of the Americas (IOA) announced a change in leadership. Effective November 19th, a new chairperson, vice-chair, and president will lead the organization. The IOA was founded 35 years ago by Ambassador Theodore E. Gildred Jr., in remembrance of his father, Theodore Gildred, Sr., both of whom lived and worked in Latin America. The IOA is a non-profit organization focused on promoting sound public policy and fostering cooperation between public and private sector stakeholders across the Western hemisphere. Read Full Press Release

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From training programs to policy roundtables, we build bridges by engaging stakeholders in their own countries. Learn More

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We build bridges across the Americas – linking businesses and policymakers through our diverse, on-site programs. We go beyond traditional think tank activities, engaging directly with the private-sector through training missions, workshops, and business immersion programs.

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The ETI engages with policymakers, businesses, and journalists  from around the Americas, helping them lead the region’s transition to renewable energy.

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 We offer the only Spanish-language summer science camp in the United States, giving students from across the Americas the opportunity to learn, design, and innovate.

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Launching Our Energy Transition Initiative (ETI)

The ETI engages with policymakers, businesses, and journalists  from around the Americas, helping them lead the region’s transition to renewable energy.

Visit ETI Page

STEM Programs

 We offer the only Spanish-language summer science camp in the United States, giving students from across the Americas the opportunity to learn, design, and innovate.

Visit STEM Portal

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