Rafael Fernández is Presidential Advisor for International Affairs and Competitiveness and founder and head of the Department of International Studies at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), as well as editor of Foreign Affairs en Español. Dr. Fernández de Castro often contributes Reforma and Proceso. In addition, he has published numerous academic articles and written several books, including The United States and Mexico: Between Partnership and Conflict with Jorge Domínguez and The U.S. Congress: The Controversial Pivot of North America with Robert Pastor. Previously, Dr. Fernández de Castro participated in the Binational Panel on Migration, which published the U.S.-Mexico Binational Study on Migration. He got his BA in Political Science at ITAM, a Master’s in Public Policy at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of the University of Texas at Austin, and a PhD in Political Science from Georgetown University.