IOA Annual Report 2022


Public Programs

T he Institute’s Public Programs provide opportunities to inform , educate and engage civic and business leaders as well as members of the general public on key economic and political issues and trends, as well as the promotion of arts and culture, from across the Western Hemisphere. During 2022, IOA launched its Public Program Distinguished Speaker Series with a virtual keynote by renowned author and columnist Moisés Naím, who shared astute observations on autocrats, populism, polarization and our post-truth world. In May, we hosted our first in-person event at the Institute complex since COVID featuring Mexican economist and trade expert Luis De La Calle. As part of the series, we also hosted book

Former US Ambassador to Brazil, Todd Chapman, speaking at IOA

presentations with authors Saleem Ali, who spoke about how natural laws impact and define our human lives and our economic systems. In early November, IOA partnered with the San DiegoWorld Affairs Council to host a keynote address by Todd C. Chapman, the former U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, who shared his perspectives on the recent election of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as the next President of Brazil and the future of that country’s politics and economic outlook in the years to come.

Given its expanding leadership role with the North American Forum (NAF), IOA concludedits public programmingin 2022 by co-hostinga public forum in collaboration with the UC San Diego School of Global Policy & Strategy entitled,“ExpandingNorthAmericanCooperationin an era of ChangingGeo Politics,” featuring Tom Long, the co-editor, of North America2.0: Forginga Continental Future . The public forum also featured remarks by Ambassador Thomas Shannon, Jr., U.S. Chair of the North American Forum (NAF) and formerUnderSecretaryof State for Political Affairs; GoldyHyder, CanadaNAF Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer, Business Council of Canada; Tom d’Aquino, Former Canadian NAF Chair and Chairman of Thomas d’Aquino Capital; Ambassador Juan José Gómez Camacho, Mexican NAF representative, former Mexican Ambassador to Canada and Senior Fellow, SAIS at Johns Hopkins University.

Amb. T h om as Shannon, Jr., Goldy Hyder, Caroline Freund and Amb. Juan José Gómez Camacho

In FY-2023, IOA will be working to promote programs that help foster expanded economic cooperation, trade and investment by the U.S. private sector in strategic markets of Latin America committed to open markets, transparency and the rule of law.


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