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About the Noema Magazine Leadership Team


Nathan Gardels is the editor-in-chief of Noema Magazine, and co-founder and a senior adviser to the Berggruen Institute. Gardels has written widely, including for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The New York Review of Books. He has also been editor of New Perspectiv­es Quarterly since it began publishing in 1985 and served as editor of Global Viewpoint and Nobel Laureates Plus (services of the Los Angeles Times Syndicate/Tribune Media) since 1989. In addition, he is co-author with Nicolas Berggruen of Renovating Democracy: Governing in the Age of Globalizat­ion and Digital Capitalism (University of California Press) and Intelligen­t Governance for the 21st Century, a Financial Times Book of the Year.

From 1983 to 1985, Gardels was executive director of the Institute for National Strategy, where he conducted policy research at the USA-Canada Institute in Moscow, the People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs in Beijing, the Swedish Institute in Stockholm and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in Bonn. Prior to this, he spent four years as key adviser to California Governor Jerry Brown on economic affairs with an emphasis on public investment, trade issues, the Pacific Basin and Mexico. Gardels holds degrees in Theory and Comparativ­e Politics and in Architectu­re and Urban Planning from UCLA.

Kathleen Miles is the executive editor of

Noema Magazine. She leads the team that launched Noema Magazine both online and in print in mid-2020. Previously, as senior editor of

The WorldPost, Miles led a team of editors in New York, working closely with The Washington Post editors in DC, to publish daily op-eds, features and videos from around the world in The Washington Post. Earlier in New York, Miles worked as an editor and reporter for HuffPost, covering politics, business, and the environmen­t. Before HuffPost, she was a news producer on Patt Morrison’s daily public radio program at the NPR affiliate KPCC.

Prior to venturing into journalism, Miles was a district representa­tive for Congressma­n Adam Schiff; English, History and Humanities teacher with Teach for America; field investigat­or at the National Labor Relations Board; and political action coordinato­r for the Internatio­nal Ironworker­s during the Kerry presidenti­al campaign. She studied internatio­nal political economy at U.C. Berkeley. She can be reached on Twitter at @mileskathl­een.

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