Mariana Díaz García

Research consultant

Mariana Díaz García joined the Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor team as a research consultant in July 2020. She has collaborated with the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) under the framework of the Knowledge Center Security through Research, Technology and Innovation (SIRIO).  

Her research has focused on the malicious use of social media by extremist groups, cyber-attacks perpetrated to weaken government strategies and the development of bioweapons. Other areas of research include technology strategies to improve chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense, as well as ideology, radicalization, and legitimization of armed groups. 

She also worked as an external consultant for the Colombian Campaign to Ban Landmines to create a protection analysis related to the security situation in the border areas, focusing on the transition period after the Colombian peace process.

Mariana holds a MA in Modern Middle Eastern Studies from Leiden University and a BA in International Relations from Tecnológico de Monterrey.

Location: Switzerland
Language: English and Spanish