Brian Fonseca

Director of the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy

Brian Fonseca is Director of the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and an adjunct professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Florida International University’s (FIU) Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs. He is the founding Executive Director of Cybersecurity@FIU, FIU’s university-wide interdisciplinary emerging preeminent program. Brian also serves as a Cybersecurity Policy Fellow and International Security Fellow at the D.C.-based think tank New America. His analysis has been featured in local, national, and international media and he serves as the on-air political analyst for South Florida’s WSVN-Fox News. 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. and Latin American governance, national security, and foreign policies, with particular focus on Venezuela, China, Russia, and cyberspace. 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.

David Webb

Media Entrepreneur, USA

David Webb has been entertaining and informing the public for more than three decades, from music to talk radio, in Boston, Houston, Dallas, New York City, syndication, and now satellite radio and television.  Currently, David hosts “The David Webb Show” on SiriusXM Patriot 125 with breaking news, analysis, and commentary. He is a Fox News contributor, Fox Nation host and columnist at The Hill newspaper.

Throughout his career, David has appeared on numerous radio and television stations in the United States and has been featured in media outlets in Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.  He co-founded TeaParty365 in New York City, a non-partisan advocacy group for fiscal responsibility, and Reclaim New York, a non-partisan, 501(c)3 non-profit organization focusing on citizen education and activation on affordability, economy, and government accountability.

In addition to serving on the Board of the Adam Smith Center for Economic Freedom, David serves on the boards of American Humane and Wounded Warriors Family Support, and is a trustee of the Young Marines National Foundation.