Luigi R. Einaudi

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Luigi R. Einaudi
Acting Secretary General of the Organization of American States
In office
15 October 2004 – 26 May 2005
Preceded by Miguel Ángel Rodríguez
Succeeded by José Miguel Insulza
Personal details
Born 1 March 1936
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Spouse(s) Carol Ann Peacock

Luigi R. Einaudi is an Italian-American U.S. career diplomat. He assumed the post of Acting Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) in October 2004 upon the resignation of Secretary General Miguel Ángel Rodríguez.

Einaudi was born 1 March 1936 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.[1] Educated at Harvard University, he attained a Bachelor of Arts in 1957. He served in the US Army between 1957 and 1959. Following his military service, Einaudi was at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Between 1962 and 1974, he was a researcher at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California, attaining his PhD from Harvard in 1966.

Einaudi has taught at Harvard University, Wesleyan University, University of California, Los Angeles and Georgetown University,[2] and lectured at other universities and other societies in the United States, Latin America and Europe. A published author, Einaudi written articles and monographs. He was the principal author of the book Beyond Cuba, Latin America Takes Charge of Its Future (1974).

From 1989 to 1993, Einaudi was the US Ambassador to the Organization of American States.[3] He was elected as Assistant Secretary General in June 2000 by a 27–7 vote of the member states at the 30th regular session of the OAS General Assembly, held in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. He assumed the post of Acting Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) in October 2004 upon the resignation of Secretary General Miguel Ángel Rodríguez.

Today Einaudi is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is on the board of educational and non-profit institutions in the United States and Italy.

Einaudi is married to Carol Ann Peacock, a lawyer specialising in intellectual property.[4] They have four children and four grandchildren.

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Miguel Ángel Rodríguez
Secretary General of the Organization of American States
October 2004 – 26 May 2005
Succeeded by
José Miguel Insulza
Preceded by
Richard T. McCormack
United States Ambassador to the Organization of American States
1989 – 1993
Succeeded by
Harriet C. Babbitt