Hemisphere in Transition

-Webinar Series-

Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic brought forth socio-economic disruptions of historic proportions globally with countries across the Americas among the hardest hit.  At the same time,  the year 2020 was a time of political changes with general or parliamentary elections in Peru, Guyana, Suriname, Bolivia, Chile, Venezuela and, in particular, the United States. To better assess the changes faced across the region with a view to the solutions for the future, the Institute of the Americas has launched the Hemisphere in Transition webinar series undertaken in partnership with the University of California Television (UC-TV).


M√©xico Pr√≥spero ‚Äď A Presentation by Tatiana Clouthier, Mexico‚Äôs Secretary of Economy

April 14, 2021, 10 am-11 am CDMX (8 am-9 am PDT San Diego time)


Tatiana ClouthierJoin the Institute of the Americas as we welcome Mexico’s Secretary of Economy Tatiana Clouthier for a keynote presentation and discussion as part of the Institute of the Americas’ Hemisphere in Transition Webinar Series. The event will be moderated by Richard Kiy, President of the Institute of the Americas (IOA) and Jeffrey Davidow, Member of the IOA’s Hemispheric Advisory Board and former US ambassador to Mexico.

Tatiana Clouthier assumed her position as Secretary of Economy on December 8, 2020. She left her seat in Mexico’s Lower House, the Chamber of Deputies, to assume the cabinet position in the administration of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. Previously, Ms. Clouthier served as campaign manager for then-candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in the 2018 election. She holds degrees from the Autonomous University of Nuevo León and Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education.

The webinar and presentation will explore economic perspectives for Mexico, the country’s energy sector outlook, work force development and local content.

Renewing U.S. Hemispheric Engagement in a Changing World, a keynote address by Governor Bill Richardson

April 29, 2021, 1:00 p.m. ‚Äď 2 p.m. PST


 Join the Institute of the Americas as we welcome Governor Bill Richardson, the two-time Governor of New Mexico (2003-2010) and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (1997-1998)  and Secretary of Energy (1997- 2000) as part of our Hemisphere in Transition Webinar Series.

Governor Richardson will share his perspective on the challenges and opportunities confronting the Biden Administration on a wide range of issues across Western Hemisphere including national security, migration, trade and investment, energy policy, regional cooperation as well as climate change.

Governor Richardson will also share his thoughts about the challenges ahead in re-building America’s soft power influence in Latin America and the Caribbean amidst the growing influence of China and Russia in the region.






U.S.-Cuba Bilateral Relations Under the Biden Administration ,  Thursday, March 25th, 2021.

¬†¬†‚ÄúChina Stakes its Claim in Latin American Energy:¬†¬†What it Means for the Region, the U.S. and Beijing,‚Ä̬† February 11, 2021 ¬†highlighting key findings of a recently published report by the Institute.

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The Burnham Foundation