About

Launched in 2007, AQ reaches over 17,000 readers—high-level policymakers in Washington DC and throughout the region, top-level business men and women investing in the Americas, and new leaders in the worlds of finance, business, politics, and the media.  AQ has gained a reputation as a balanced, authoritative, and accessible journal that responds to issues facing the region and brings a diverse set of key players to the table. The editorial mission is to engage a new generation of political, economic and social leaders in a discussion of future policy alternatives and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas.

Editorial Board members include former presidents Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Ricardo Lagos and Ernesto Zedillo, as well as a new generation of emerging scholars from the worlds of economics and political science.

AQ Online brings timely updates to the journal in the form of Web Exclusive articles, multimedia features and daily blog posts from contributing bloggers across the hemisphere.

For over 40 years, the publishers of Americas Quarterly, Americas Society and Council of the Americas, have actively engaged in the dissemination and discussion of a policy agenda that aims to significantly influence the future of our hemisphere. We look forward to continued fresh, positive exchange on the critical topics of the day.

Our Staff

Stephen Handelman is the managing editor of Americas Quarterly and director of the Center on Media, Crime and Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. A veteran prizewinning foreign correspondent and columnist, he has reported from Latin America, Africa, and the former Soviet Union for publications including Time Magazine and The Toronto Star. In his spare time, he helps coach his son's soccer team, swims and hikes.

Donald Partyka is the creative director of Americas Quarterly, which he helped launch in 2007. Previously, he has art directed numerous award-winning consumer and academic magazines, including Linguafranca and Poets & Writers. A graduate of The Rhode Island School of Design, he is also an adjunct faculty member at The City College of New York. He recently completed the post-graduate program in typeface design at Cooper Union. His closest connection to Latin America is his dog Benny, rescued from Ecuador. His Twitter handle is @donaldpartyka.

Alana Tummino is senior editor of Americas Quarterly, managing editor of AQ Online and director of policy at Americas Society/Council of the Americas. When she’s not working on Cuba’s changing economic landscape and relations with the U.S., financial and social inclusion, and natural resource extraction, she likes to play soccer, ski and travel. Alana received an M.A. from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), and received her B.A. in political science and Spanish from The George Washington University. Her Twitter handle is @alanatummino.

Kate Brick is editor of Americas Quarterly magazine and policy manager at Americas Society/Council of the Americas where she directs the Immigration and Integration Initiative. Before joining AS/COA in 2013, Kate worked for several years on domestic and international immigration issues at Unbound Philanthropy, the Migration Policy Institute and the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute. She has a B.A. in Latin American studies from the George Washington University and an M.A. in international affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. When not working on AS/COA’s Immigration and Integration Initiative, Kate sings in a soul/funk/R&B band at various dive bars around New York. Her Twitter handle is @KateEBrick.

Mari Hayman is managing editor of AQ Online and editor of Americas Quarterly magazine. She has been a policy associate at Americas Society/Council of the Americas since 2012 and coordinates AS/COA's research on consulta previa. She earned a B.A. at Stanford University, focusing on Latin American literature, and an M.A. from New York University in journalism and Latin American studies. Mari has lived and worked in Uruguay, Japan and Brazil (and usually roots for the national soccer teams in that order). Her Twitter handle is @marihayman.

Leani García is a production editor of Americas Quaterly, social media editor of AQ Online, and policy associate at Americas Society/Council of the Americas, where she works on AS/COA's Cuba Working Group and Immigration and Integration Initiative. She earned her B.A. in political science from California State University, Long Beach and her M.A. from NYU’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, where she focused on the legitimization of violence in Puerto Rico’s nationalist movement. After moving to New York, Leani took up Muay Thai; she’s been told that 12 years of ballet gave her a mean roundhouse kick. Follow her on Twitter @LeaniGarcia.

Beckie Bintrim is a production editor and advertising manager of Americas Quarterly, and a policy associate at Americas Society/Council of the Americas, where she supports the immigration team and various research projects, such as the Social Inclusion Index. She earned a B.S. in biology and Hispanic studies from the College of William and Mary and an M.A. in Latin American Studies from New York University.  When she’s not joking around, Beckie loves to travel, attend film festivals and tries to keep in shape playing soccer and swimming. You can follow her on Twitter @BeckieBintrim.

Steven McCutcheon Rubio is editor of Americas Quarterly and editor of the AQ Food section of AQ Online. He is also a policy associate with Americas Society/Council of the Americas, where he helps oversee the Immigration and Integration Initiative. Whenever he gets the chance, he is fond of strapping himself to a tank of air and plunging into large bodies of water. Steven received an M.A. in Food Studies from NYU and an A.B. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University. His Twitter handle is @mccutcheonrubio.

Paula Daneze is a graphic designer and the associate art director at Americas Quarterly. Born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, she moved to New York in 2008 to attend The City College of New York, where she received her B.A. in Electronic Design and Multimedia. A lover of art, photography, travel, music and coffee, Paula also has a special place in her heart for logo and product design. Her handle for Twitter and Instagram is @paulinhadaneze.

 

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