Matthias Naß

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Person.png Matthias Naß  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(journalist, editor)
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Born9 July 1952
Bad Bevensen, Germany
Alma materGöttingen, University of Honolulu, Henri Nannen Schule
Member ofAmerican Council on Germany/Young Leaders/1984, Atlantik-Brücke, Bilderberg/Steering committee, European Council on Foreign Relations, German Marshall Fund
Former Bilderberg steering committee. International correspondent for die Zeit.

Employment.png International correspondent

In office
2011 - Present
Employerdie Zeit

Employment.png Deputy editor-in-chief

In office
1998 - 2010
Employerdie Zeit
Member of the Bilderberg steering committee; participated in every conference 1997-2012

Matthias Naß (Matthias Nass)is a German journalist and member of the Bilderberg steering committee. Since 2011, he has been international correspondent for the weekly newspaper Zeit.


From 1978 to 1982, Naß was managing director of the German Society for Asian Studies and editor of a magazine about Asian affairs. He is Vice President of the German-Japanese Center in Berlin.

After finishing the Henry Nannen School of Journalism in 1983, he started working in die Zeit in 1984. Nass began his career as an editor in the politics section. In 1990 he became deputy head of the political section, from 1994 to 1997 he was editorial director and from 1998 to 2010 deputy editor-in-chief. Since 2011, he has been Chief International Correspondent.


Nass is a member of the Transatlantic Academy, a program run by the CIA-front organization The German Marshall Fund of the United States. He gives lectures at the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (Institute for International Relations). He has been a guest at Körber Foundation events since 2011. He is member of the influential Atlantik-Brücke.


From 1997 to 2012, he participated in every Bilderberg Conference, and was part the Bilderberg steering committee. In 2012, he ended his participation.


Events Participated in

Bilderberg/199712 June 199715 June 1997US
Lake Lanier
Georgia (State)
The 45th Bilderberg meeting
Bilderberg/199814 May 199817 May 1998Scotland
The 46th Bilderberg meeting, held in Scotland, chaired by Peter Carrington
Bilderberg/19993 June 19996 June 1999Portugal
The 47th Bilderberg, 111 participants
Bilderberg/20001 June 20004 June 2000Belgium
The 48th Bilderberg, 94 guests
Bilderberg/200124 May 200127 May 2001Sweden
The 49th Bilderberg, in Sweden. Reported on the WWW.
Bilderberg/200315 May 200318 May 2003France
The 51st Bilderberg, in Versailles, France
Bilderberg/20043 June 20046 June 2004Italy
The 52nd such meeting. 126 recorded guests
Bilderberg/20055 May 20058 May 2005Germany
The 53rd Bilderberg, 132 guests
Bilderberg/20068 June 200611 June 2006Canada
54th Bilderberg, held in Canada. 133 guests
Bilderberg/200731 May 20073 June 2007Turkey
The 55th Bilderberg meeting, held in Turkey
Bilderberg/20085 June 20088 June 2008US
The 56th Bilderberg, Chantilly, Virginia, 139 guests
Bilderberg/200914 May 200917 May 2009Greece
The 57th Bilderberg
Bilderberg/20119 June 201112 June 2011Switzerland
Hotel Suvretta
St. Moritz
59th meeting, in Switzerland, 129 guests
Bilderberg/201231 May 20123 June 2012US
The 58th Bilderberg, in Chantilly, Virginia. Unusually just 4 years after an earlier Bilderberg meeting there.