Training and Research Coodinator, Laval University
Liliana Diaz is a Training and Research Coordinator at the Université Laval, designing and coordinating training courses on sustainability and research in international development, civil society, international governance and public policy.
Since the end of her Bachelor's degree in Law and Philosophy in her native Colombia, Liliana has been interested in emerging environmental standards and in particular the challenges of taking into account the diversity of issues, actors and disciplines involved. Her master's and doctoral studies in development studies at the Graduate Institute of International Studies and Development in Switzerland led her to delve deeper into international environmental policies and the role of Latin American environmental movements, particularly in Bolivia, Peru and Colombia.
Liliana is looking to share her experiences at the Summit,. "I want to motivate a Canadian population that is often quick to dismiss sustainable development as more of an issue in the developing world," she says. Liliana enjoys playing guitar and going to the movies to relax in her spare time.