Member of the Editorial Board, Athens Democracy Forum Chairman and Program Director, The New York Times

Serge Schmemann is a member of the editorial board of The New York Times focusing on international issues. Before that he was the editorial page editor of the International Herald Tribune in Paris for 10 years, joining shortly after the IHT became a part of The New York Times.

Mr. Schmemann joined The Times in December 1980 after eight years with The Associated Press, and worked for many years as a correspondent and bureau chief in Johannesburg, Moscow, Bonn, Jerusalem and the United Nations. He was deputy foreign editor of The New York Times from 1999 to 2001.

Mr. Schmemann was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1991 for his coverage of the reunification of Germany, and an Emmy in 2003 for his work on a television documentary about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He is a graduate of Harvard College and holds an M.A. from Columbia University, as well as an honorary doctorate from Middlebury College, Vermont.

Mr. Schmemann is the author of “Echoes of a Native Land: Two Centuries of a Russian Village,” and another, intended for high school students, “When the Wall Came Down: The Berlin Wall and the Fall of Communism,” as well as numerous articles and reviews.

Mr. Schmemann resides with his wife in Paris.

Serge Schmemann