Institute of the Americas – Organization that promotes public and private cooperation across the Americas.

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

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

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

Economic Competitiveness

In an effort to promote regional economic competitiveness across North America, the Institute of the Americas (IOA) has partnered with…

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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
Our Supporters
Steering Committee



In the News


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(Lack of) Biodiversity Proposals by Presidential Candidates


(Falta de) Propuestas de biodiversidad de las candidatas a la presidencia


Why nature-positive cities can help transform the planet


Elecciones en EUA y su impacto en el sector energético Mexicano


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Advancing US-Argentine energy and minerals cooperation

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The Institute’s facilities located on the UC San Diego campus overlooking the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, California provide a beautiful setting for business, private, or academic gatherings.

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