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Jamie Metzl Technology and Healthcare Futurist, Global Affairs Specialist, Science Fiction Novelist, and Genetic Engineering Expert

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  • Competition and Innovation at the Technological Frontier
  • Coronavirus Broke the World: Are you Pivoting Towards What's Next?
  • From Precision to Predictive: Genetic Revolution to Healthcare and Beyond
  • Global Geopolitics in an Age of Trump
  • Hacking Darwin: Genetic Enhancement and the Future of Humanity
  • Hacking Immortality: The Science and Science Fiction of Extreme Human Life Extension
  • Human Resource Management in a Genetic Age
  • Is Your Business Primed for Predictive Analytics
  • Modern-Day “Cacao Ceremony” - Mindfulness and Connection
  • New Keynote: Beyond the Blue Zones: What the Revolutionary Science of Human Life Extension Means for You
  • R/Evolution at the Intersection of AI and Genomics
  • Rising China and the Shifting Geopolitics of Asia
  • Think Like a Sci-Fi Writer: How to unlock your and your organization's hidden potential in an era of revolutionary change
  • What You Need to Know About Asia in One Hour and One Slide
  • What You Need to Know About the Future

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  • 2019 Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity
  • 2017 Homo Sapiens 2.0: We need a species-wide conversation about the future of human genetic enhancement
  • 2016 Eternal Sonata
  • 2014 Genesis Code
  • 2004 The Depths of the Sea
  • 1997 Western Responses to Human Rights Abuses in Cambodia

Jamie was named "Top 100 Human Resources Influencers of 2019." Jamie is a top favorite for our clients on the topics of geopolitics, artificial intelligence, genetics, human genome, human relations, human resources, and innovation. Jamie makes those "hard subjects" easy to understand.

Jamie Metzl is a technology and healthcare futurist, geopolitical expert, novelist, entrepreneur, media commentator, and Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council. In February 2019, he was appointed to the World Health Organization expert advisory committee on developing global standards for the governance and oversight of human genome editing. Jamie previously served in the U.S. National Security Council, State Department, Senate Foreign Relations Committee and as a Human Rights Officer for the United Nations in Cambodia. He is a former Partner of a New York-based global investment firm, serves on the Advisory Council to Walmart’s Future of Retail Policy Lab, is a faculty member for Singularity University’s Exponential Medicine conference, was Chief Strategy Officer for a biotechnology company, and ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri’s Fifth Congressional District in Kansas City in 2004. Jamie has served as an election monitor in Afghanistan and the Philippines, advised the government of North Korea on the establishment of Special Economic Zones, and is the Honorary Ambassador to North America of the Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy.

Jamie appears regularly on national and international media discussing Asian economic and political issues and his syndicated columns on Asian affairs, genetics, virtual reality, and other topics are featured regularly in publications around the world. He is the author of a history of the Cambodian genocide, the historical novel, The Depths of the Sea, and the genetics thrillers Genesis Code and Eternal Sonata. His most recent non-fiction book is Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity.

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, the American University in Mongolia , Parsons Dance, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Brandeis International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations is 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 magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brown University.

He has completed thirteen Ironman triathlons, thirty marathons, and fifteen ultramarathons.


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