The Energy & Sustainability Program shapes policy and informs the public on matters related to energy development, investment, natural resource use, and energy transformation in the Americas.

The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program facilitates public-private sector collaboration and advances education, research, and business growth.

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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Where We Work

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

What Makes us Different?

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.

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.

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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.

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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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