Alberto Mora is a senior fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Kennedy School at Harvard University. He retired in 2013 as vice president, secretary, and general counsel of Mars, Inc. He is the former general counsel of the United States Navy where he led an effort within the Defense Department to bring an end to the use of torture and official cruelty in the treatment of prisoners in military custody. He began his career as a foreign service officer at the U.S. Department of State. He has also served as international general counsel to Wal-Mart.
Alberto was honored with the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award in 2006. Under the administration of George H. W. Bush, Alberto served as the general counsel to the United States Information Agency. President Bill Clinton nominated him to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors.
Alberto is a graduate of Swarthmore College and the University of Miami School of Law.