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Brian Fonseca

PhD, University of Miami, International and Global Studies, 2016

Office: FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, LC 223

Phone: 305-348-2977


Areas of Expertise: National Security, Foreign Policy, Cybersecurity


Brian Fonseca is director of the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy at FIU's Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs. Dr. Fonseca serves as the Institute's technical expert for national security and foreign policy. His analysis has been featured in local and national media, including BBC, Bloomberg, Fox News, and the Miami Herald. He serves as WSVN-Fox 7's on-air political expert. Dr. Fonseca joined the Gordon Institute in 2015 after serving as Director of Operations at FIU's Applied Research Center (ARC) where he led the center's expansion into national security and Cybersecurity initiatives. He joined FIU after serving as the senior research manager for socio-cultural analysis at United States Southern Command. His recent book publications include: Brian Fonseca and Eduardo A. Gamarra, eds., Culture and National Security in the Americas (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, January 2017) and Brian Fonseca and Jonathan D. Rosen, The New Security Agenda: Trends and Emerging Threats (New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, April 2017). Mr. Fonseca holds degrees in International Business and International Relations from Florida International University in Miami, Florida, and he has 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.

Courses Taught

ISS 6926: Capstone Project