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U. S. Ambassador Theodore Edmonds Gildred Dies at 83

Theodore E. GildredUnited States Ambassador Theodore Edmonds Gildred, ambassador to Argentina from 1986 – 1989 during that country’s newfound democratic presidency, died on January 3, 2019, at his home in Montana. He lived primarily in North San Diego County, CA. Ambassador Gildred reported to President Reagan, President George H. W. Bush, and Secretary of State George Schultz. Ted was 83 years old. He had suffered serious illness for some time.

In civilian life, Ambassador Gildred was an influential developer in the San Diego area for over 50 years, having received numerous awards, one of which acclaimed him a visionary in San Diego development.

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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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Feb 18 2019 until Feb 22 2019
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Professional Workshop for Argentine STEM Instructor 2019
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Mexico Energy Roundtable: The Lopez Obrador Administration’s Energy Self-Sufficiency Goals
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Argentina heads into a presidential electoral cycle, energy issues appear to figure prominently
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