JAMIE METZL is a Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council, novelist, blogger, syndicated columnist, media commentator, and expert in international affairs and biotechnology policy. 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.
Jamie appears frequently on national and international media and his syndicated columns and other writing on genetics, virtual reality, international affairs, and other topics is featured regularly in publications around the world. He is the author of a history of the Cambodian genocide and the novels The Depths of the Sea and the genetics thriller Genesis Code. His most recent novel Eternal Sonata is about a global struggle to control the technology of extreme human life extension.
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, thirtymarathons, and ten ultramarathons.