Jamie Metzl is a Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council, novelist, blogger, syndicated columnist, media commentator, and expert in international affairs and biotechnology policy. A regular guest on international media, his syndicated columns and writing on Asian affairs, genetics, virtual reality, and other topics are featured in publications around the world. Jamie previously served in the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, State Department, and National Security Council, and with the UN in Cambodia.
Jamie is the author of a history of the Cambodian genocide, the historical novel The Depths of the Sea, and the genetics sci-fi thrillers Genesis Code and Eternal Sonata. His book Homo Sapiens 2.0: Genetic Enhancement and the Future of Humanity will be released by Source Books in Spring 2019.
A former White House Fellow and Aspen Institute Crown Fellow, Jamie holds a Ph.D. in Asian history from Oxford, a JD from Harvard Law School, and is a graduate of Brown University.
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