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Institute of the Americas

For 40 years, the Institute of the Americas has promoted sound public policy and fostered cooperation between public and private sector stakeholders across the hemisphere.

Our diverse programs emphasize innovation and technological advancement as the key to building 21st-century economies in the Americas. 

Our People

Our board members, advisory council members, experts and staff collectively represent a diverse range of backgrounds and geographic locales across the Americas that help further the goals and objectives of the Institute.

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Our Programs

Energy & Sustainability Program

The Institute’s Energy & Sustainability Program is committed to shaping public policy and informing the public on matters related to energy development…

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Environment & Climate Change Program

The Institute is committed to catalyzing expanded sustainability leadership and climate action among the private sector to tackle climate change, minimize…

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STEAM Program

The Institute’s programmatic initiative that brings 13 years of STEAM education experience to deliver high-quality experiential learning…

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Our Partners

The Institute partners with diverse public, private, non-profit and academic organizations throughout the Americas to further our organizational mission.
UC San Diego Affiliation
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Upcoming Event


FEB  2022

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Dr. Moisés Naím on The Revenge of Power

How Autocrats are Reinventing Politics in the 21st Century.



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In the News

January 7, 2022

Will Sustainable Aviation Fuels Take Off in Latin America?

January 2, 2022

Energy matters – Hung out to dry

December 9, 2021

Energy matters – Top of The (Energy) Pops

December 2, 2021

The Common Sense Colloquy: Q&A with Richard Kiy of Institute of the Americas

November 23, 2021

Energy matters – 2022: The Year of Stabilisation?

November 18, 2021

Fuel oil costly solution for Mexican power: IOA | Argus Media

November 17, 2021

Instituto de las Américas resalta los desafíos climáticos que enfrenta el continente americano

November 17, 2021

Mexico ranks 12th on list of most polluting countries: study

November 9, 2021

La Jolla’s Institute of the Americas celebrates 40 years of bridging borders in Western Hemisphere - La Jolla Light

November 7, 2021

For Mexico’s Lopez Obrador, energy nationalism rises above all else - and that means fossil fuels

October 26, 2021

Latin America Heads to Glasgow Climate Summit with Half-Empty Hands

October 24, 2021

Thomas A. Shannon, subsecretario de Estado con Obama: “Biden no está avanzando con lentitud en Latinoamérica, sino con cuidado”

October 22, 2021

América Latina llega a Glasgow con las manos climáticas semivacías

October 16, 2021

In Venezuela, a Rum Maker Offers Gangsters a Life Outside of Crime

October 11, 2021

El litio es una oportunidad para Cali-Baja: Jeremy Martin

October 11, 2021

Energy matters © VOL. 33 – Another fine mess

September 10, 2021

Entregarán a presidenciables hoja de ruta para desarrollar sector eléctrico

September 8, 2021

Se está perdiendo el 40% de la energía y proyectan una crisis insostenible a 4 años

September 7, 2021

Digital Wallet Crash day one of El Salvador’s Bitcoin Uptake

September 2, 2021

Reforma Energética de 2013, ¿éxito o fracaso para México?

August 23, 2021


August 15, 2021

La vieja discusión sobre la integración de los mercados regionales de gas natural

June 14, 2021

Energy matters – Blow the whistle, we have reached half-time

June 10, 2021

Election returns in Mexico ‘put up a yellow light’ on upending energy reform

June 1, 2021

Biden Administration Extends Special oil License in Venezuela to U.S. Companies

May 29, 2021

Latin America’s Challenge of Financing Energy Recovery

May 28, 2021

América Latina ante el reto de financiar la recuperación energética

May 28, 2021

Manzano propone invertir "trillones y no billones" para reducir emisiones de carbono y achicar la brecha financiera en la región

May 21, 2021

Energy Transition Evolves in Central America and the Caribbean

May 21, 2021

Transición energética progresa en América Central y el Caribe

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