Two writers have joined The Times editorial board as part-time members: 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.
On the Op-Ed side, a roster of more than two dozen opinion contributors will write monthly columns from around the world. They include:
• 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 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 Words.”
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 opinion pages.
Stay tuned for more news about the opinion expansion in the weeks ahead.