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International New York Times Expands Its Opinion Pages

The New York Times Company announced today that it will expand the opinion offerings of the International New York Times (INYT), as the rebranded International Herald Tribune will be called when it debuts on October 15. The expansion will include more international opinion contributors, new editorial staff and an additional, third page in the INYT’s weekend edition.

The INYT Opinion Pages ( will be edited from Hong Kong, Paris, London and New York and will be tailored for global audiences.

The International New York Times has named two part-time editorial board writers: Mira Kamdar, based in Paris, and Masaru Tamamoto, based in Yokohama, Japan. Ms. Kamdar is a faculty member of the École de Journalisme at Sciences Po and the author of “Planet India: The Turbulent Rise of the Largest Democracy.” Mr. Tamamoto has been a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute, a research associate at Cambridge University and a MacArthur Foundation fellow in international peace and security at Princeton University.

The INYT has also assembled a roster of more than two dozen contributing opinion writers who will write monthly columns reflecting perspectives, debates and ideas from around the world. They include the following:

Mustafa Akyol, a Turkish columnist and the author of “Islam Without Extremes.”

Matthew d'Ancona, a political columnist for The Sunday Telegraph, The Evening Standard and the British edition of GQ, and a former editor of The Spectator, the conservative political magazine.

Alaa Al Aswany, an Egyptian writer and the author of the best-selling novel “The Yacoubian Building” and “On the State of Egypt: What Made the Revolution Inevitable.”

•  Tahmima Anam, a Bangladeshi writer, columnist and anthropologist and the author of the novel “A Golden Age.”

Julia Baird, an Australian journalist and broadcaster.

•  Vanessa Barbara, a Brazilian novelist, editor of the literary Web site A Hortaliça, and columnist for the newspaper Folha de São Paulo.

Jochen Bittner, a German journalist and the political editor of the weekly newspaper Die Zeit.

Pamela Druckerman, an American journalist in Paris and the author of the best seller “Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting.”

Ali Jarbawi, a political scientist at Birzeit University and a former minister of planning, and minister of higher education, for the Palestinian National Authority.

•  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 University.

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 Latin America.”

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, in Nairobi.

•  Vali R. Nasr, an Iranian-American political scientist and the dean of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

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 della Serra.

•  Bina Shah, a Pakistani columnist and the author of several novels and story collections.

Slawomir Sierakowski, a Polish journalist 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 Words.”

“The quality and geographic range of voices in the International New York Times Opinion Pages will help ensure that our pages reflect those issues that are the most relevant and compelling to our global readers,” said Andrew Rosenthal, editorial page editor of The New York Times. “Our international readers have asked us for more viewpoints from around the globe, and we are delighted to fulfill that request.”

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