Ambassador Alberto Fernandez

Non-Resident Fellow, Middle East Politics and Media

Ambassador Alberto M. Fernandez is the President of the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN). He was earlier 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 US Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea and US Charge d’Affaires to Sudan. Fernandez has held senior public diplomacy positions at the US embassies in Afghanistan, Jordan, Syria, Guatemala, Kuwait, and in the Department’s Near East Affairs (NEA) Bureau.