Liliana Diaz

Liliana Diaz

Adjunct Lecturer, Latin American Studies Program
Latin American Studies

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  • Brazil
  • Latin America
  • Economics
  • Energy Issues
  • Energy Technologies
  • Oil Politics
  • Natural Resources
  • Energy Access
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Background and Education

Liliana Diaz is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting based in Washington D.C. She is a member of FTI’s Economic and Financial Consulting practice where she provides business advisory and dispute resolution consulting services to energy companies, foreign investors and sovereigns around the globe.

Mrs. Diaz is an expert energy economics consultant and a specialist in the Latin American region. She brings commercial and technical experience in the global energy industry, with a focus in emerging markets. Her expertise encompasses a wide array of energy industries including oil and gas, unconventional fossil fuels, liquefied natural gas (LNG), renewables, power generation and transmission and energy efficiency. For the past nine years, Ms. Diaz has worked in energy related engagements in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Her engagements have included economic and commercial analysis, regulatory and market assessments, cross-border and local due diligence, strategic investment, international carbon credit assessment, asset valuation, and dispute resolution expert opinions. 

Mrs. Diaz is a PhD candidate at The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University, writing on Brazilian energy policy. She holds a MA in International Economics (with distinction) from SAIS and a BA in Finance and International Affairs from Universidad Externado in Colombia.

Her interests include the development of energy sources and markets. In 2012, Ms. Diaz presented on lessons to be learned from international ventures at the Department of Energy’s Biomass 2012 conference.  In 2015, in representation of the Brazilian Center for International Relations (CEBRI), where she served as research fellow, she presented on issues of energy security, integration and ideas at the Regional Energy Integration: geopolitical and climate challenges conference in Brasilia. In 2015, she also presented on global LNG trends and the impact of the North American shale gas revolution at a natural gas workshop co-hosted by the Inter-American Dialogue and the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC.

Liliana is fluent in English and Spanish and proficient in Portuguese.

2017-08-14 00:00:00 
Fall 2017 
This course ana...
This course analyzes the political economy of energy conflict and cooperation in the Americas by function and in terms of major players. The functional component covers the politics of oil, natural gas issues, biofuels, energy infrastructure, energy organization and regulation, private and public sector participation, geopolitics and other energy topics. The major players component includes the politics of energy in Canada, Mexico, the United States, the Andean countries, Brazil, the Southern Cone and Venezuela, and also offers a global perspective on the impact of the world’s major energy producers and consumers (i.e. China, India, the Middle East countries and Russia) on the Americas. (This is a cross-listed course offered by the Latin American Studies Program that also can fulfill a requirement for the Energy, Resources & Environment Program).