Expert on Asian Economic and Political Issues, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council, Expert on Policy Implications of the Genetics Revolution
Jamie Metzl Speaking Video:
Jamie Metzl Topics:
- Rising China and the Dangerous Beginning of a Post-American World
- Are We on the Verge of a Genetic Arms Race?
- Human Resource Management in a Genetic Age
- What You Need to Know About Asia in One Hour and One Slide
- Homo Sapiens 2.0: Genetic Enhancement and the Future of Humanity
Jamie Metzl Biography:
Jamie Metzl is Senior Adviser to a New York-based global investment firm and a Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council. He previously served as Executive Vice President of the Asia Society, Deputy Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senior Coordinator for International Public Information at the U.S. State Department, Director for Multilateral Affairs on the National Security Council, and as a Human Rights Officer for the United Nations in Cambodia. He ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri’s Fifth Congressional District in Kansas City in 2004. He has served as an election monitor in Afghanistan and the Philippines and advised the government of North Korea on the establishment of Special Economic Zones.
Jamie appears regularly on national and international media discussing Asian economic and political issues and his syndicated columns and other writing on Asian affairs, genetics, virtual reality, and other topics is featured regularly in publications around the world. He has testified before Congress outlining emergency preparedness recommendations after 9-11 and on the national security implication of the biotechnology and genomics revolutions, and is the author of a history of the Cambodian genocide and the novel The Depths of the Sea, both published by St. Martin’s Press. His newest novel Genesis Code, dealing with issues of human genetic enhancement in the context of a future US-China rivalry, was published by Arcade in November 2014.
A founder and Co-Chair of the national security organization Partnership for a Secure America, Jamie is a board member of the International Center for Transitional Justice and the Jewish refugee agency HIAS, a member of the Advisory Board of the Brandeis International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life, and a former board member of Park University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a former White House Fellow and Aspen Institute Crown Fellow, and is the Honorary Ambassador to North America of the Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy. Jamie holds a Ph.D. in Asian history from Oxford, a JD from Harvard Law School, and is a magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brown University. He has completed twelve Ironman triathlons, twenty-seven marathons, and nine ultramarathons.
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