Einaudi, Luigi R. (1936–)

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Einaudi, Luigi R. (1936–)

A U.S. diplomat, Luigi Einaudi retired from the Department of State in 1997 after a distinguished career that included eight years on the secretary of state's policy planning staff, twelve as director of policy planning in the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, and four as U.S. ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS). At the OAS he played an instrumental role in the 1991 passage of Resolution 1080, a historic regional agreement to protect democracy in the hemisphere. When war broke out between Ecuador and Peru in January 1995 over a border dispute (the longest continuing such dispute in the Western Hemisphere), he was named the U.S. special envoy for the extended negotiations that finally produced a definitive settlement and peace treaty in October 1998, and was decorated by both countries' presidents for his contribution. In 2000 he was elected to a five-year term as assistant secretary general of the OAS, and served as acting secretary general from October 2004 to May 2005.

See alsoEcuador-Peru Boundary Disputes; Organization of American States (OAS).


Einaudi, Luigi R. "The Ecuador-Peru Peace Process." In Herding Cats: Multiparty Mediation in a Complex World, edited by Chester A. Crocker, Fen Osler Hampson, and Pamela Aall. Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace Press, 1999.

                                      David Scott Palmer