Nathan Gardels (born December 22, 1952) is a senior adviser to the Berggruen Institute on Governance and is editor-in-chief of The WorldPost. He has also been editor-in-chief of New Perspectives Quarterly (NPQ) since its founding in 1985 and of the Global Viewpoint Network and Nobel Laureates Plus (services of the Los Angeles Times Syndicate/Tribune Media), which reaches 35 million readers in 15 languages, since 1989.
Gardels' articles and interviews have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Harper's, The Huffington Post, and the New York Review of Books, as well as Corriere della Sera, El Pais, Le Figaro, Straits Times, Yomiuri Shimbun, O Estado de S. Paulo, The Guardian, and Die Welt among others. Over the years Gardels has published feature interviews with numerous world leaders and political figures, including Nelson Mandela, Willy Brandt, Benazir Bhutto, Pervez Musharraf, Mohammed Mahathir, Hassan al-Turabi, Yasir Arafat, Muammar Gaddafi, Shimon Peres, Benjamin Netanyahu, Mikhail Gorbachev, George H.W. Bush, Margaret Thatcher, François Mitterrand, Lee Kuan Yew, Zhu Rongji, Qiao Shi, Yasuhiro Nakasone, Shintaro Ishihara, Hugo Chavez, Bill Clinton, Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger. He has also interviewed Chinese dissidents such as Wei Jingsheng, Fang Lizhi, Liu Binyan and Chen Guangchen.
- 1952-12-22) December 22, 1952 (age 61), United States
- B.A. in Theory and Comparative Politics; M.A. in Architecture and Urban Planning from UCLA
- Journalist, Author