Ambassador Luigi R. Einaudi Collection

This collection consists of a vast array of books, documents and photos gathered throughout Ambassador Luigi R. Einaudi’s career as a diplomat, international civil servant and scholar. The items hereby set forth will not only grant readers with a unique insight into Ambassador Einaudi’s work but will also provide them with a singular view on topics ranging from the maintenance and strengthening of democracy in the Western Hemisphere to various other subjects pertaining to inter-American relations from 1989 to 2005.

Biography

Ambassador Luigi R. Einaudi, Acting Secretary General, OAS, October 2004- May 2005. Ambassador Luigi R. Einaudi, Acting Secretary General, OAS, October 2004- May 2005.

Luigi R. Einaudi is a retired U.S. diplomat and educator. In 2000, Ambassador Einaudi was elected Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States, and served also as Acting Secretary General in 2004-2005. At the OAS, Einaudi supported both the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights and the Inter-American Defense Board, and brokered negotiations to reduce border problems in Central America and to increase democratic space in Haiti, including the introduction of Haiti’s first personal identity card.

Einaudi’s 23-year State Department career culminated as the U.S. Special Envoy in the peace talks that led to the comprehensive settlement in 1998 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). While at the State Department, he helped articulate policy and conducted consultations with most Western European nations, NATO and Japan as well as with Brazil, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Ambassador Einaudi has received awards from Presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, Secretaries of State Kissinger and Albright, and the Departments of State and Defense. The Presidents of Ecuador, Italy and Peru and the King of Spain have also decorated Einaudi for his achievements.

Ambassador Luigi R. Einaudi, Permanent Representative of the United States to the OAS. Ambassador Luigi R. Einaudi, Permanent Representative of the United States to the OAS.

Luigi R. Einaudi was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1936, earned an A.B. from Harvard (1957), was drafted into the United Sates Army (1957-1959), then returned to Harvard, earning his Ph.D. in 1967. From 1963 to 1974, Einaudi was at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California, where he led RAND’s social science research on Latin America. From 1998 to 2000, he worked on multilateral affairs at the Inter-American Dialogue. Ambassador Einaudi has taught Government at Harvard, Wesleyan, UCLA and Georgetown Universities and has lectured widely in the United States and abroad.

Since 2007 Ambassador Einaudi has been a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Academy of Diplomacy. A former fellow (1980-81) at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, he is now on the board of its Brazil Institute.

He and his wife, Carol P. Einaudi, Esq., divide their time between homes in Washington, D.C. and Italy, where Ambassador Einaudi is on the board of the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi in Turin.

- The American Academy of Diplomacy (AAD)


Speeches and Remarks

As US Ambassador to the OAS
Ambassador Luigi R. Einaudi and Joao Clemente Baena Soares, Secretary General, OAS during the signing of the Headquarters Agreement, 1992. Ambassador Luigi R. Einaudi and Joao Clemente Baena Soares, Secretary General, OAS during the signing of the Headquarters Agreement, 1992.
1989-1991
1992-1993  
2001  
Ambassador Luigi R. Einaudi, Special Session of the Permanent Council “Reflecting on the OAS: Goals, Accomplishments and the Future, November 8, 2012. Ambassador Luigi R. Einaudi, Special Session of the Permanent Council “Reflecting on the OAS: Goals, Accomplishments and the Future, November 8, 2012.