Founded in 2009, The Inter-American Institute for Philosophy, Government, and Social Thought (IAI) is a non-profit research and educational organization whose purpose is:
• to conduct research into conceptual and historical questions that underlie public policy formulation and the discussion of political and scientific issues in academia,
• to promote the revitalization of the teaching and understanding of philosophy and social sciences based on the classical tradition of Western philosophy,
• and to foster the mutual collaboration and scholarly interchange between intellectuals, serious writers, political and social leaders of all nations of the Western hemisphere, but not excluding the rest of the world.
A larger goal is not only to build an international network of collegial relationships and alliances, but also stimulate strategic synergies by bringing such people and their resources together.