IOA Annual Report 2022


Summit of the Americas On June 6-10, President Biden hosted the IX Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles. IOA staff and board members were invited to participate in the Summit’s Social Actors and Civil Society Organizations Forum as well as the IV CEO Summit. IOA Board Member Rolando Gonzalez-Bunster, Chairman of Inter-Energy , participated as a panelist for a session “Greening Growth: Driving the Energy Transition and Sustainability” at the CEO Summit. See IOA’s Summit photo gallery.

Commission of the Californias Working Group Meeting

On September 14th, senior policymakers from the States of California, Baja California, and Baja California Sur met at the Institute of the Americas at the first meeting of the Commission of the Californias (COMCAL) since its re establishment in December 2019. Co-hosted by IOA and the UC San Diego Center for US-Mexico Studies, officials at this tri-state meeting discussed the need for expanded binational cooperation to address emerging cross border issues, including barriers and opportunities associated with the California Air Resources Board’s recently approved Advanced Clean Car II (ACCII) regulatory mandate.

North American Forum (NAF)

On November 14-15, fifty senior thought leaders from Canada, Mexico and the United States met at the Institute of the Americas for a convening of the North American Forum (NAF). Since 2005, the NAF has sought to bring together its members to explore the interactions among the mutually reinforcing goals of security, prosperity and enhanced quality of life for Canada, Mexico and the United States. In 2022, IOA and the UC San Diego Graduate School for Global Policy & Strategy assumed the role as the U.S. Coordinators for the NAF. Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon Jr. , the former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs and an IOA board member assumed the role as U.S. NAF Chairman.

Canadian, Mexican and US representatives of the North American Forum meeting at the Institute of the Americas on November 14-15, 2022


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