About IEA/History at Harvard

About IEA

IEA is a non-partisan, independent non-profit organization dedicated to furthering global trade, development, investment and advancing business relations among nations. The organization was conceived at Harvard University in 2004 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Investment, trade and entrepreneurship have proven powerful contributors to economic prosperity, security, stability and improved relations among peoples. Governments and businesses must increasingly cooperate to advance their common interests.  This creates an imperative to find durable, equitable, and broadly-supported solutions to increase stability, prevent future disruptions, and build long-term growth.

IEA has answered these global needs by creating dynamic year-round programs, collaborative alliances, innovative joint research, and practical events to facilitate non-partisan engagement between business, finance, government and thought leaders fostering solutions to global business challenges.

IEA serves as an important source of knowledge, facilitator of relationships, and catalyst for new business opportunities around the world.