We are pleased to welcome that our 91st Franklin Fellow, Miguel Diaz, serving in DRL’s Office of Western Hemisphere Affairs, where he is responsible for the Bureau’s Central America portfolio.
Miguel has a long and distinguished career as a Latin Americanist. Most recently, he worked for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence as a Professional Staff Member responsible for providing oversight of U.S. intelligence activities in Latin America and of DHS's Office of Intelligence and Analysis. He has also served as the Director of the South America Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, as a Senior Latin America Economist for Nikko Research Center, and as a Central America Analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency. He also was an instructor on the Southern Cone at FSI and a briefer for departing ambassadors to Central America.
Miguel has an M.A. in Latin American Studies and International Finance from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He holds a BA from Hobart College in upstate New York, where he majored in Political Science and Religious Studies.