Institut des Amériques

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The Institut des Amériques (IdA) is a public research institute in Paris, France. It is concerned with research dealing with Europe, Latin America and North America.[1]


The project was first suggested in 1998.[1] Although some legwork was started in 2002, it was legally founded on March 5, 2005.[1] On February 14, 2007, Gilles de Robien, who was then the French Minister of National Education, invited all ambassadors from each country of the Americas to touch-base with them.[2] He inaugurated it in March 2007.[3]

The IdA is affiliated to more than thirty research centres in France,[4] including the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, REDIAL, the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris, the École des hautes études en sciences sociales, the Institut de recherche pour le développement, the ESCP Europe, and the University of Provence Aix-Marseille I.[5] Arturo Valenzuela is a board member.[6][7]


  1. ^ a b c French embassy in Canada, 'The "Institut des Amériques"'
  2. ^ Gilles de Robien, 'Vers la création de l'Institut des Amériques : rencontre avec les ambassadeurs des pays du continent américain,' Ministère de l'Education Nationale, 15 February 2007 [1]
  3. ^ 'L’Institut des Amériques : futur pôle d’excellence de la recherche française par Gilles de Robien, ministre de l’Éducation nationale, de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche,' Canal Académie, 29 March 2007 [2]
  4. ^ Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie
  5. ^ Official website, Membres institutionnels
  6. ^ "President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts". White House. 2009-05-12. 
  7. ^ 'President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts,', 13 May 2009, US Embassy in Panama [3]

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