Nonresident Senior Fellow for Technology and National Security, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
TopicsEmerging technologies in defense and NatSec, Technology
RegionsAsia, China, North Korea
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April 18, 2019Hacking Darwin: Atlantic Council’s Jamie Metzl Has a New Guide to Thriving in the Genetics RevolutionParliamentarians anywhere in the world can request a free copy of the e-book The genetics revolution will transform our healthcare, the way we make babies, and the nature of the babies we make, extend our lifespans, and ultimately alter our…
April 18, 2019When most of us think about genetic technologies, healthcare comes to mind for some very good reasons. Our growing understanding of how our genes impact how our bodies function has made possible incredible medical innovations to treat and even cure…
March 22, 2019US President Donald J. Trump’s stunning decision to reverse Treasury sanctions on North Korea because he “likes” Kim Jong-un sends a troubling message to the United States’ friends and foes. “Hard to believe, but the president is undercutting his own…
February 28, 2019Summit with North Korea’s Kim Jung-un collapses under the weight of sanctions To those who have been paying attention to North Korea for years, the collapse of the second summit between US President Donald J. Trump and North Korean leader…
February 25, 2019US President Donald J. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will hold their second summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, on February 27 and 28. The two leaders last met in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Following that meeting—the first engagement…
Metzl 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 are regularly featured 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. He 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 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 cochair 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 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. He holds a PhD 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-four marathons, and nine ultramarathons.