Q3 – 2021

President & CEO’s Column

Columbia University history Professor Adam Tooze observes that today the world is being redefined not just by the COVID-19 pandemic but also the environment, geopolitics and trust in government. This paradigm shift is evident across the Americas as countries throughout the region grapple with the economic and public health challenges brought about by the pandemic amidst mounting climate-related impacts and an erosion of trust in government…

Programs

ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY

Hydrogen in Latin America, Policy Briefs and an Energy Roadmap for Honduras

The Energy & Sustainability program was busy this quarter with a host of programs, papers and analysis…

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ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

Nationally Determined Contributions Across the Americas: A Comparative Hemispheric Analysis

As the final countdown for the COP26 begins to hammer out binding commitments in support of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate action, the Institute of the Americas has analyzed the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) of 16 nations across the Western Hemisphere…

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U.S.-Mexico Climate Change Working Group

The UC San Diego Center on US-Mexico Studies, Brookings Institution, Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) and the Institute of the Americas joined forces this past Spring to launch a U.S.-Mexico Climate Change Working Group. The goal of the working group is to identify specific climate related areas of shared interest and cooperation between the U.S. and Mexico in anticipation of the upcoming UN COP26 climate conference in Glasgow.

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STEAM

STEAM signs MOU with SUHSD, Creates new Place-Based Programs

The Institute started this past quarter with a new venture, a STEAM Enrichment Program, for 23 Mexican students aged 10 and 12 from Tijuana. The Institute started this past quarter with a new venture, a STEAM Enrichment…

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PUBLIC PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Hemisphere in Transition
Webinar Series

Over the Summer of 2021, the Institute was pleased to convene two important forums focusing on bilateral relation that the United States maintains with both Canada and Ecuador under the theme Building Back Better Together (B3T), in collaboration with University of California-Television

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Build Back Better Together:
Canada and the United States

Held on June 29 in commemoration of Canada Day, the Institute’s forum highlighted the strategic significance of the Canada-United States bilateral relationship as well as on-going challenges and opportunities amidst COVID-19.

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US-Ecuador Bilateral Relations Post COVID

With the goal of helping to catalyze expanded U.S-Ecuadorian private sector engagement and investment, the Institute convened a two-day virtual forum on September 9-10, made possible thanks to the generous support…

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On June 30th, the Institute of the Americas joined forces with the Smart Border Coalition, the Mexican Consulate of San Diego and the UCSD Center for US-Mexican Studies to honor U.S. Consul General to Tijuana, Sue Saarnio who retired on July 14th after 30 years of government service. The reception held outdoors in a COVID-safe environment aboard the U.S.S Midway thanks to the support of Institute board member, Malin Burnham and other San Diego area supporters was attended by 75 civic leaders from the San Diego-Tijuana border region.

The Institute was pleased to have been able to help organize this tribute to Counsel General Saarino that did so much to help promote greater bilateral cooperation between the United States and Mexico during her tenure at the Consulate. Sue, thanks again for all you did to help bring the communities across your consular district in both Baja California and Baja California Sur closer together with the United States, especially amidst COVID-19.

Tribute to U.S.

Cónsul General-Tijuana,
Sue Saarnio

Announcements

Dr. Sam Dychter, nominated to the Advisory Council

New Advisory
Board Members

Tara C. Kenney, TCK Global Advisors, LLC nominated to the Advisory Council

New Advisory
Board Members

Diana Rodríguez promoted as the new Director of Communications

 

Staff News

Sherry White, Vice President, promoted as the Public Programs & Institutional Advancement 

 

Staff News

Carlos Fernández, Multi-Media Manager

 

Staff News

IOA in the News

Entregarán a presidenciables hoja de ruta para desarrollar sector eléctrico

La Tribuna, September 10, 2021

El periodismo necesita inversión. Para compartir esta nota utiliza los íconos que aparecen en la página

El Heraldo, September 8, 2021

Digital wallet crash day one of El Salvador’s Bitcoin uptake

La Capital.com, September 7, 2021

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

Energy21, September 2, 2021

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

El Deber, August 15, 2021

Upcoming Events

US-Ecuador Bilateral Relations Post COVID

With the goal of helping to catalyze expanded U.S-Ecuadorian private sector engagement and investment, the Institute convened a two-day virtual forum on September 9-10, made possible thanks to the generous support…

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October 14, 2021

Latin American & Caribbean Energy Project Financing & the Path to Net Zero: Regional Challenges and Opportunities

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