Director of the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy, Florida International University
Brian Fonseca is Director of the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and the founding Executive Director of Cybersecurity@FIU. Brian teaches in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Florida International University’s (FIU) Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs and is an International Security Fellow at the D.C.-based think tank New America. His analysis has been featured in local, national, and international media. Brian has testified before the U.S. Congress in 2019 and 2021. His recent publications include two edited volumes titled Culture and National Security in the Americas (Lexington Books, 2017) with Eduardo A. Gamarra and Democracy and Security in Latin America (Routledge, 2021) with Orlando Perez and Gabriel Marcella, and he is co-author of The New US Security Agenda: Trends and Emerging Threats (Palgrave, 2017) with Jonathan Rosen. Brian's technical expertise and publications focus largely on U.S. national security, and foreign policies, with particular focus on Latin America, China, Russia, and emerging technologies. Brian joined FIU after serving as the Senior Research Manager for Socio-Cultural Analysis at United States Southern Command’s Joint Intelligence Operations Center South (JIOC-S). Brian holds degrees in International Business and International Relations from Florida International University in Miami, Florida, and attended Sichuan University in Chengdu, China, and National Defense University in Washington D.C. From 1997 to 2004, he served in the United States Marine Corps and facilitated the training of foreign military forces in both hostile theaters and during peacetime operations.