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April 1-3, 2025
Hilton University of Houston
Houston, TX

Jorge Duran

Jorge Duran

Chief of Section
Inter-American Committee on Ports
Organization of American States

For over 30 years, Mr. Jorge Duran has worked with the governments and private sector of the Americas in the design and implementation of development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Since 2003 he has served at the Organization of American States (OAS) as Senior Advisor in Technology for Development, Senior Manager for Municipal Development and Capacity Building, Chief of the Office of Science, Technology and Innovation and, since 2013, as Chief of the Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP).

Previously, he was Vice-President of International at the Latin American Institute of Educational Communication (ILCE) in Mexico City; Advisor in Science and Technology Policy for the Presidency of Mexico; Special Assistant to the Mexican Ambassador at the U.N. Mr. Duran has also been an Associate Professor at the TecnolĂłgico of Monterrey and the Universidad Iberoamericana where he designed and taught courses on history and politics of Latin America.

Mr. Duran has Masters’ Degrees, in International Affairs and Science and Technology Policy, from The George Washington University and a double major in Psychology and Latin American Studies from The American University in Washington DC, where he currently resides with his two daughters.