Luigi R. Einaudi
|Luigi R. Einaudi|
|Acting Secretary General of the Organization of American States|
15 October 2004 – 26 May 2005
|Preceded by||Miguel Ángel Rodríguez|
|Succeeded by||José Miguel Insulza|
|Born||1 March 1936
|Spouse(s)||Carol Ann Peacock|
Luigi R. Einaudi is an American 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.
An Italian American, Einaudi was born 1 March 1936 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 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, and lectured at other universities and other societies in the United States, Latin America and Europe. A published author, Einaudi has 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. 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, particularly the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi (Turin).
Miguel Ángel Rodríguez
|Secretary General of the Organization of American States
October 2004 – 26 May 2005
José Miguel Insulza
Richard T. McCormack
|United States Ambassador to the Organization of American States
1989 – 1993
Harriet C. Babbitt
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