Brian Latell, Ph.D.
Dr. Brian Latell has been a Latin America and Caribbean specialist for more than four decades. During his 35 years of service in the CIA and National Intelligence Council he advised the White House and other ranking American officials and members of Congress on Latin American developments. He teaches, lectures, consults, and writes, especially on Cuba and foreign intelligence matters, and frequently advised U.S. and foreign government policy making organizations and leaders, including presidents and ministers. He is the author of History Will Absolve Me: Fidel Castro: Life and Legacy (2016), Castro’s Secrets: Cuban Intelligence, the CIA and the Assassination of John F. Kennedy (2012), and After Fidel: Raul Castro and the Future of Cuba’s Revolution (2005). They have been translated into numerous foreign languages. He is co-editor of Eye in the Sky, a history of the Corona reconnaissance satellite program (1998). He taught Latin America and American foreign policy at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service for 26 years as an adjunct professor. From 2006 until 2015 he was Senior Research Associate in Cuba studies at the University of Miami. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at Florida International University’s Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy. Dr. Latell (History, Georgetown University) is the recipient of numerous academic and professional awards, including the CIA’s distinguished Intelligence Medal.