• Ali Jarbawi, a political scientist at Birzeit University and a former
minister of planning, and minister of higher education, for the Palestinian
• Sylvie Kauffmann, a French journalist and the editorial director and
former editor in chief of Le Monde.
• Norihiro Kato, a Japanese literary scholar and a professor at Waseda
• Young-ha Kim, a Korean novelist and the author of “I Have the Right to
Destroy Myself,” “Your Republic Is Calling You,” and “Black Flower.”
• Nikos Konstandaras, the managing editor and a columnist at the Greek
daily newspaper Kathimerini.
• Enrique Krauze, a Mexican historian, the director of the literary
magazine Letras Libres and the author of “Redeemers: Ideas and Power in
• Adewale Maja-Pearce, a Nigerian writer and the author of “Remembering Ken
Saro-Wiwa, and Other Essays.”
• Kenan Malik, a British author, broadcaster and science journalist.
• Pratap Bhanu Mehta, an Indian political theorist and the president of the
Center for Policy Research, a think tank.
• T. O. Molefe, a South African essayist who is writing a book on
post-apartheid race relations.
• Murong Xuecun, a Chinese novelist and blogger and the author of “Leave Me
Alone: A Novel of Chengdu.”
• Murithi Mutiga, a Kenyan journalist and editor at the Nation Media Group,
• Vali R. Nasr, an Iranian-American political scientist and the dean of the
Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins
• Shmuel Rosner, an Israeli columnist and former Haaretz correspondent.
• Nilanjana S. Roy, an Indian journalist and critic and the author of the
novel “The Wildings.”
• Beppe Severgnini, an Italian columnist at the daily newspaper Corriere
• Bina Shah, a Pakistani columnist and the author of several novels and
• Slawomir Sierakowski, a Polish sociologist and political activist.
• Maxim Trudolyubov, a Russian journalist and the opinion page editor of
the business newspaper Vedomosti.
• Clemens Wergin, a German journalist and the foreign editor of the
newspaper group Die Welt.
• Yu Hua, a Chinese writer and the author of “To Live” and “China in Ten
The new editorials and Op-Ed contributions will join the distinctive
opinion features to which our international readers are accustomed,
including Roger Cohen’s columns and Patrick Chappatte’s twice-weekly
cartoons. Finally, Serge Schmemann, whose distinguished run as the IHT
editorial page editor since 2003 comes to an end next week, will bring his
many years of experience as a correspondent and editor to writing for the
Stay tuned for more news about the opinion expansion in the weeks ahead.
*Andy, Terry, Trish and Sewell*
*[Andy Rosenthal, Terry Tang, Trish Hall, Sewell Chan]*