About Jamie Metzl

Jamie Metzl is a technology futurist and geopolitical expert, novelist, entrepreneur, media commentator, and Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council.

Technology Futurist, Geopolitics Expert, Entrepreneur, Sci-Fi Novelist, Keynote Speaker

Metzl is a leading technology and healthcare futurist, geopolitical expert, novelist, entrepreneur, and media commentator, founder of the global social movement OneShared.World, and an Atlantic Council Senior Fellow and Singularity University faculty member. In 2019, he was appointed to the World Health Organization expert advisory committee on 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. Described by some as “the original COVID-19 whistleblower,” he was among first to call for a full investigation into pandemic origins in early 2020.

Jamie appears regularly on national and international media, his work has been featured by 60 Minutes, the New York Times, and most major media outlets across the globe, and his syndicated columns and other writing on science, technology, health, politics, and international affairs 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, the genetics thrillers Genesis Code and Eternal Sonata,  and the non-fiction bestseller, Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity.

A leading global voice on the big picture implications of the genetics and biotechnology revolutions, Jamie is Special Strategist for the WisdomTree BioRevolution Exchange Traded Fund and serves on the advisory boards of Exponential MedicineGenomic PredictionHarvard Medical School Preventive Genomics, the Lake Nona Impact ForumTMRW Life Sciences, and Walmart’s Future of Retail Policy Lab.

Jamie is also a founder and Co-Chair of the national security organization Partnership for a Secure America, a board member of the International Center for Transitional Justice, the American University in Mongolia, and Parsons Dance, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Brandeis International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life. He has been an election monitor in Afghanistan and the Philippines and advised the government of North Korea on the establishment of Special Economic Zones. Jamie is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a former White House Fellow and Aspen Institute Crown Fellow who holds a Ph.D. from Oxford, a JD from Harvard Law School, and is a magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brown University.

Jamie speaks frequently to corporate, nonprofit, and academic audiences around the world.

For more, visit Jamie’s website.


Genome, AI and the Future of Humanity

Forbes Japan, October 2020

Profile of Jamie Metzl, in Japanese (PDF)

Polymath Jamie Metzl on AI, Genetics, and the Future

Psychology Today, November 2018

“At a recent evening in San Diego, Jamie Metzl, J.D., Ph.D., a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, former White House Fellow, and Aspen Institute Crown Fellow, was conducting a modern-day “cacao ceremony” at Exponential Medicine, an event for innovators, clinicians, executives and investors in healthcare…” read full profile

A Modern Day Renaissance Man Shares Lessons On Happiness, Habits, And Health

The Huffington Post, December 2014

“That Jamie Metzl has completed nearly 50 extreme endurance events, including Ironman Triathlons and ultramarathons, is not mentioned until the very final line of his personal biography. It is, apparently, the least notable of his accomplishments…” read full profile

Selected articles by Jamie Metzl

Dignitatis Personae Complexio: Human Genetic Engineering and the Catholic Church

Culture e Fede (Cultures and Faith), journal of the Pontifical Council for Culture, July 2020

Making Babies in the Year 2045

New York Times, April 11, 2019

Is Sex for Reproduction About to Become Extinct?

leapsmag.com, November 29, 2018

Building a Better Baby

US News & World Report, October 22, 2014

The Genetics Epidemic

Foreign Affairs, October 13, 2014

Brave New World War

Democracy Journal, Spring 2008

Life: Coming to a Screen Near You

World Policy Journal, Fall 2008


Jamie speaks to groups around the world about the future of human genetic engineering. Learn more here.

Jamie Metzl evangelizing about the intersecting AI and genomics revolutions for Singularity University.