Ambassador Alberto Fernandez
Non-Resident Fellow in Middle East Politics and Media
MA Middle East Studies
Ambassador Alberto M. Fernandez is the President of the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN). He was formerlly vice-president of the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), and a member of the board of directors at the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security (CCHS) at George Washington University. He was a Foreign Service Officer from 1983 to 2015 and served as the State Department’s Coordinator for the Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications from 2012 to 2015. He also served as U.S. Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea and U.S. Charge d’Affaires to Sudan. He held senior public diplomacy positions at the U.S. Embassies in Afghanistan, Jordan, Syria, Guatemala, Kuwait, and in the Department’s Near East Affairs (NEA) Bureau.