The Institute of the Americas celebrates its 40th Anniversary
On October 29th, the Institute of the Americas celebrated its 40th anniversary with a gala as a tribute to our founder, Ambassador Theodore Edmunds Gildred. IOA’s gala featured a keynote address by Dr. Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León, Director of Yale University’s Center for Globalization Studies and the former President of Mexico, on the future of democracy and economic progress in Latin America.
IOA’s gala was made possible thanks the generosity of the Americas Foundation Inc. and the Burnham Foundation. Attended by 165 guests from across the hemisphere, including IOA’s former presidents, Jeffrey Davidow and Charles Shapiro, as well as the wife of our second President, the late Paul Boeker, Peggy Rhoads and our Chair Emeritus, Gastón Luken.