Institute of the Americas Upcoming Events

Webinar: Peru’s Energy Outlook 2030

Date: July 15
Time: 10:00 am San Diego (12:00pm Peru; GMT/UTC - 7 hours)
Contact: Alexis Arthur
The webinar will be held in Spanish without interpretation

Ceplan As Peru strives to continue growing its economy, the country must also address its future energy. On the back of a booming economy, demand for energy has been increasing by up to 9 percent per year.  Peru both exports and imports large amounts of energy; most of its exports consist of natural gas, and the majority of its imports are in the form of crude oil. Peru’s energy future will not only be affected by what is happening inside its borders, but also by global energy trends. What will be the world energy trends that will have the most impact in Peru in 2030?

Join us for a webinar discussion on Peru’s energy outlook with Eleodoro Mayorga Alba, Former Minister of Energy and Mines, Peru, and Pedro Gamio, former Vice-Minister of Energy and Energy Coordinator for the COP20.

Mayorga and Gamios’ presentations will be followed by an interactive Q&A with the audience. If you are interested but unable to attend, please register anyway and we will send you the recording.



Webinar:The Future of Natural Gas in Venezuela

Date: July 29
Time: 11:00am San Diego (1:30pm Caracas; 2:00pm New York; GMT/UTC - 7 hours)
Contact: Alexis Arthur

Photo: ShutterstockPhoto: ShutterstockNatural gas in Venezuela rarely grabs headlines but its abundance warrants analysis. According to the US Energy Information Administration, Venezuela’s 196 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of proven natural gas reserves are the second largest in the Western Hemisphere after the United States. Yet exploration and production of natural gas has lagged behind the oil industry. Important developments, particularly at offshore gas fields, could begin to reverse the trend.

Join us for a webinar discussion with Antero Alvarado, Managing Partner for Gas Energy Latin America in Venezuela, who will analyze the outlook for the country’s natural gas sector. Mr. Alvarado will examine exploration and production prospects as well as export opportunities.

Mr. Alvarado’s remarks will be followed by an interactive Q&A session with the audience. If you are interested but unable to attend, please register anyway and we will send you the recording.




SENTRI at 20

SENTRI has been essential to the economic growth and viability of our bi-national region.

By 2020, the demand on the SENTRI program will be intense and a new, more efficient border crossing mechanism will be needed. Anticipating this need, UC San Diego is again taking the lead to develop innovative solutions to our future border challenge.

On September 22, Congresswoman Lynn Schenk, who championed the SENTRI program by carrying it through Congress and fighting for its approval, will be joined by UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep Khosla and others to spearhead the effort to find solutions. Chancellor Khosla has recruited a team of local visionaries, and technology and transportation experts —the Envision the Border Study Team— to write a White Paper which will be presented at the September 22 roundtable. The paper will provide steps that San Diego can take to lead our nation in border crossing efficiency and innovation.

The roundtable will include panel discussions that look at the challenges the SENTRI program’s supporters had to overcome, as well as the recommendations of Envision 2020. A keynote speaker will close the roundtable by discussing California’s economic future and the importance of a strong dynamic partnership with Mexico.





UC San Diego            Smart Border Coalition





Event: Luncheon Roundtable
Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Time: 12 noon to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Malamud Room in the Weaver Center
Institute of the Americas


Seating is limited; please register early to reserve your seat.

Early bird individual ticket: $65 (through July 15)

Individual ticket: $75
(after July 15)

early bird table of ten: $600
(through July 15)

table of ten: $700
(after July 15)

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