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 Expert  724906

Expert in Government Relations, Emerging Market Political Risk, Industry Analysis - Oil, Gas, and Mining

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Massachusetts (MA)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert, who holds a doctorate in Political Science from MIT, is a political risk specialist. She is a founder and principal of Expert's University, where she advises clients on political risk and mitigation strategies. In particular, Expert has expertise in emerging market risks, with an emphasis on natural resources (oil, gas, and mining). Understanding the political climate in emerging markets is critical for companies interested in protecting their investments. Political risk assessment at market entry, and ongoing advising to mitigate political risks that occur during daily business operations are part of what Expert offers.

Ms. Expert has done marketing research and analysis on the telecommunications sector of Brazil and executive coaching for the London Business School. She has consulted for the World Commission on Dams, the World Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank. In addition, she has done training for oil and gas company executives, and carried out political risk assessments for transnational mining companies.

She has lectured widely on how companies interact with governments, local communities and public watchdog groups, as well as political risk in the United States and Europe. She writes and publishes on political risk for business journals and regularly speaks at industry (financial services, extractive industries, etc.) conferences.

Ms. Expert is completing a book on the politics of reform at the World Bank and is working on another book project on indigenous communities and extractive industries. She has lived and worked all over Latin America and the Caribbean and speaks Spanish and Portuguese.


governmental relations



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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts;  Worcester, Massachusetts;  Springfield, Massachusetts;  Lowell, Massachusetts;  Cambridge, Massachusetts;  Brockton, Massachusetts;  New Bedford, Massachusetts;  Hartford, Connecticut;  Manchester, New Hampshire;  and Providence, Rhode Island.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1998   PhD   political science   MIT  
1989   AB   History   Harvard  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2007 to


(Undisclosed University)






She identifies and liaises with clients, does public speaking, proposal development, and provides strategic consulting in the areas of natural resources and related financial services

2002 to


(Undisclosed University)




Meyer and Walter Jaffe Asst professor


Researcher, writer and teacher in the areas of Latin American politics, comparative politics and international political economy

Career Accomplishments:

American Political Science Association, Latin American Studies Association

Professional Appointments

Reviewer for various academic journals, Member of the executive committee of Pact, board of directors of Caribbean Central American Research Council

Publications and Patents Summary

She is completing a book on the World Bank, and have published in various business and academic journals.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Mining Environmental Management  
 - Africa Journal  
 - North American Congress on Latin America  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • She advised Norsk Hydro on a political risk assessment for possible market entry in a volatile setting. She developed a strategic assessment and made recommendations for what the company should do.
  • She, as part of a time, advised an oil company on regulatory compliance issues and how to think through social development projects.
  • She advised the Inter-American Development Bank on issues related to census taking and minority populations. She developed a political strategy for encouraging Latin American governments to count by race and ethnicity.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2000 to 2002   Honduras   She served as principal investigator on a major project to assess issues relating to indigenous and Garifuna land tenure.
2000 to 2000   Brazil   She advised a wireless communications company on marketing strategies and did research and generated reports on how to enter a certain part of the market.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   She is very proficient in speaking. Her writing and reading skills are very good.
Portuguese   She is highly proficient as a speaker and reads and writes the language with relative ease.

Market Research:
She has expertise in helping companies understand how politics influences daily business operations, how to think about how politics bears on investment and operation decisions, etc.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

She develops training seminars for clients on political risk in the areas of mining, oil, and gas. She has trained oil/gas company managers. She has developed educational seminars for college students on leadership development. She is developing a training seminar for mining company staff.


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