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

Jamie’s groundbreaking new book, Hacking Darwin

From leading geopolitical expert and technology futurist Jamie Metzl comes a groundbreaking exploration of the many ways genetic-engineering is shaking the core foundations of our lives ― sex, war, love, and death. Passionate, provocative, and highly illuminating, Hacking Darwin is the must read book about the future of our species.

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

Jamie Metzl is a technology and healthcare futurist, geopolitical expert, novelist, social entrepreneur, media commentator, Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council, Singularity University faculty member, and the Founder and Chair of the global social movement OneShared.World. 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. He serves on the Advisory Council to Walmart’s Future of Retail Policy Lab and 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 appears regularly on national and international media 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, and the genetics thrillers Genesis Code and Eternal Sonata. The highly revised paperback edition of his bestselling non-fiction book Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity was released in April 2020.

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, and 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 and a former White House Fellow and Aspen Institute Crown Fellow. Jamie 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.

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Eternal Sonata

“A brilliant exploration of the many challenges and opportunities our species will face as the exponential growth of real-world technology moves us toward immortality…”

Genesis Code

“A thrill ride through the dangerous intersection where the human genetics revolution and aggressive big power rivalries meet. I couldn’t put it down…”

The Depths
of the Sea

“The political power and poetry of Graham Greene and Charles McCarry pervade this superlative thriller set in the chaos of Vietnam and Cambodia…”

Western Responses to Human Rights Abuses in Cambodia, 1975-80

“A powerful indictment of Western governments and their rhetoric about human rights…”

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Jamie’s syndicated columns and other writings are featured in publications around the world.

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Jamie is a regular commentator on CNN, Bloomberg, and other media.

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Jamie is a regular speaker at SXSW, Google Zeitgeist, Singularity University, and other high-profile venues and explores the implications of the revolutionary technologies and geopolitical shifts transforming our world with corporate, nonprofit, and academic audiences across the globe. Click here to check Jamie’s speaking availability.

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