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Carin Zissis

Editor-in-Chief, AS/COA Online

Carin Zissis is editor-in-chief of AS/COA Online, the website of the Americas Society and Council of the Americas. Since joining the organizations in July 2007, she has led a relaunch of the website and initiated the organizations’ social media profiles and strategy. Based in Mexico City, she serves as editorial lead on AS/COA Online’s suite of content.

With over a decade of editorial experience in both print and online media, she’s covered a range of topics, including Mexican immigration to the United States, the 2009 Honduran coup, Turkish women’s rights, Pakistani tribal areas, and China’s environmental crisis. Her writing has appeared in The Boston Globe,, U.S. News & World Report, Univision Noticias, World Politics Review, and other outlets. Prior to joining AS/COA she covered Asia as a website staff writer for the Council on Foreign Relations. While there, she produced an interactive guide to North Korean nuclear tensions that earned’s Crisis Guide series win a 2007 Knight-Batten Award for Innovations in Journalism. She holds an MA in Journalism and Latin American Studies from New York University and a BA in History from George Washington University.

Areas of Expertise: Mexico, Central America, digital media.

Contributions from Carin Zissis

COA's Eric Farnsworth on the Delayed U.S.-Colombia TPA Vote

Thursday, April 10, 2008  |  Carin Zissis

In an AS/COA Online Interview, COA Vice President and trade policy expert Eric Farnsworth discusses Congress' decision to delay consideration of the U.S.-Colombia free-trade agreement. He warns that a failure to approve the deal would undermine regional allies who support an open market democratic system. ... Read More