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+ Susana MOREIRA

Extractive industries specialist at the World Bank’s Energy and Extractives Global Practice (GEEDR)

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Research Interests: Extractive industries governance (particularly in Latin America), economic and energy relations between China-Latin America and China-Sub-Saharan Africa, Chinese national oil companies' overseas investment strategies, political risk analysis

Languages: Portuguese (native speaker), English, Spanish, French and German

Bio: Susana Moreira holds a PhD in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) focusing on Chinese NOCs investment
strategies in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. She currently works as an extractive industries specialist at the World Bank’s Energy and Extractives Global Practice (GEEDR). She was a research associate of the China-Africa Research Institute at the School for International Affairs (SAIS-CARI), Johns Hopkins University. She also serves as a Sub-Saharan Africa analyst to the Freedom in the World Index and is involved in several research projects looking at Chinese NOCs presence overseas, including the “Resource Diplomacy Under Hegemony” project, sponsored by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Her latest publications include, The International Expansion of Chinese NOCs: Entangled Relations in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa, which is forthcoming, “Angola: A rude awakening” in Coping with Crisis in African States, edited by Peter M. Lewis and John Harbeson, to be published in December 2015, and “Learning from Failure: China’s Overseas Oil Investments” published by the Journal of Current Chinese Affairs in 2013.