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FIU experts available to discuss Michael Cohen’s testimony to Congress

FIU experts available to discuss Michael Cohen’s testimony to Congress

February 27, 2019 at 12:00am

7770374306_ef3e6cc35a_o-1.jpgOn Wednesday morning President Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen appeared before Congress’ House Oversight Committee. The following experts are available to discuss Cohen’s testimony and its potential impact.

For help reaching these experts, please contact:

  • Maydel Santana, assistant vice president of communication: 305-348-1555,
  • Madeline Baro, associate director: 305-310-9665,
  • Dianne Fernandez, broadcast media manager: 305-608-4870,
  • Amy Ellis, communications manager, Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs: 352-999 0577,

Eduardo Gamarra 
Political Science Professor
Gamarra has conducted two polls on Hispanic voters in the United States and Florida. He also has done research on the regional dynamics of Latin America, including Cuba’s role. As an expert in Bolivia and the Andean region, he has followed closely the alliances formed by Fidel Castro, Bolivian President Evo Morales and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Gamarra has also studied drug trafficking in the Caribbean and the effects of American policies in the regional dynamics. He has testified in front of the U.S. Congress several times and is the author of more than half a dozen books and more than forty academic articles on Latin America. Gamarra is available for interviews in English and Spanish.
Office: 305-348-1718
Cell: 786-253-4898

Brian Fonseca
Director of the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy at FIU’s Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs.
Fonseca serves as the institute’s technical expert for national security and foreign policy. He has been featured in local and national media analyzing the 2016 U.S. general elections. He joined FIU after serving as the senior research manager for socio-cultural analysis at United States Southern Command. Fonseca holds degrees in international business and international relations from FIU and has attended Sichuan University in Chengdu, China and the 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.
Office: 305-348-7420
Cell: 305-218-6323