Ambassador Luigi R. Einaudi
Luigi R. Einaudi’s career has combined diplomacy, teaching, and research. He was elected Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States in 2000 and became Acting Secretary General in 2004-5. At the OAS, he served as Secretary of the political bodies, and helped broker regional and institutional uncertainties, particularly in Washington, Central America, and Haiti.
At the Department of State, Einaudi was the U.S. Special Envoy in the peace talks (1995-98) that led to a comprehensive settlement by Ecuador and Peru of their centuries-old territorial conflict. Einaudi served twice (1974-1977 and 1993-1997) on the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff and was Director of Policy Planning for Inter-American Affairs (1977-1989) and Ambassador to the OAS (1989-1993).
Einaudi holds A.B. and Ph.D degrees from Harvard. In 1963-74, he conducted research at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California. He has taught Government at Harvard, Wesleyan, UCLA and Georgetown University, where he is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Latin American Studies.
Einaudi’s current research focuses on the uses of multilateralism to advance U.S. interests. He is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. and a member of the Comitato Scientifico of the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi in Turin, Italy.