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Institute of the Americas President Jeffrey Davidow was honored Monday for his eight years' work as president of the organization located on the campus of the University of California San Diego.
Davidow, the former U.S. ambassador to Mexico, is leaving the institute to become a senior counselor with the Washington-based Cohen Group. Davidow and his wife, Joan, will continue to live in San Diego.
He will be succeeded as president in October by career diplomat Charles Shapiro, like Davidow a former ambassador to Venezuela. Shapiro currently advises Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Western Hemisphere Economic Initiatives.
At the conclusion of a session inaugurating the 8th Jack F. Ealy Workshop on Science Journalism at the institute, Davidow was honored with a video presented by Juan Francisco Ealy Ortiz, executive president and president of the board of directors of the Mexico City newspaper El Universal. Davidow was asked to preside over the council overseeing the workshop, and accepted. Story, El Universal. Fifteen journalists from Latin America were attending this year's workshop.
Carlos Fernández Collado, also a member of the council, told Davidow he would be receiving a special award from the University of Oviedo in Spain.
Joan and Jeff Davidow were honored by Juan Francisco Ealy Ortiz and his wife, Perla Díaz, at the institute on Monday.
Video presented by Ealy Ortiz honoring Jeff Davidow
Institute of the Americas science journalism
workshop group photo