Rafael M. Hernández is the editor of Temas, the leading Cuban magazine in the social sciences and the humanities, which is renowned for its contribution to intellectual controversy on the island.
He has been professor at the University of Havana and a visiting professor at Harvard, Columbia and the University of Texas, among others. His publications include several books on Cuban and U.S. policies, inter-American relations, international security, migration, and Cuban culture, civil society and politics. These include: Looking at Cuba: Essays on Culture and Civil Society, Debating U.S.-Cuban Relations: How Should We Now Play Ball? and The History of Havana.