Jamie Metzl is featured regularly in publications around the world. He has also testified before Congress outlining emergency preparedness recommendations after 9-11 and on the national security implication of the biotechnology and genomics revolutions.


We Still Don’t Know the Truth About Covid
Wall Street Journal, February 8, 2023

The Metaverse Could Become an Oppressive Dystopia. It Needs a Congress.
Newsweek, March 23, 2022

It’s time for a ‘moo shot’ to disrupt industrial animal agriculture
The Hill, October 20, 2021

Time to get serious about uncovering the pandemic’s origins
The Hill, August 17, 2021

We cannot give China veto power over the investigation into Covid-19’s origins
CNN, July 22, 2021

Stifling debate on the virus makes another one more likely
The Times, June 6, 2021

As the pandemic rages on, we must demand accountability from the World Health Assembly
The Hill, May 23, 2021

Why fully investigating COVID-19’s origins still matters
The Hill, April 22, 2021

Miraculous mRNA Vaccines are only the Beginning | Opinion
Newsweek, February 12, 2021

Beijing Must Come Clean About COVID-19 Origins | Opinion
Newsweek, January 22, 2021

The United Nations has failed: Fixing the world is now up to all of us
The Hill, September 22, 2020

The COVID-19 catastrophe demands a national commission review
The Hill, August 17, 2020

How to Hold Beijing Accountable for the Coronavirus
Wall Street Journal, July 28, 2020

Drugs That Trick Older People’s Bodies to Behave Younger Might Boost the Effectiveness of a COVID-19 Vaccine
Leapsmag, July 29, 2020 (Co-authored with Nir Barzilai)

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

To Prevent the Next Pandemic, Global Spy Agencies Must Join Forces With the WHO
Op-Ed co-written with Glenn S. Gerstell, Newsweek, June 8, 2020

Zukunft der Welt hängt von uns allen ab – Corona liefert einmalige Chance, May 21, 2020

El covid-19 ofrece la oportunidad de construir un mundo mejor. Debemos aprovecharla
CNN Español, May 19, 2020

Covid-19 offers a chance to build a better world. We must seize it.
CNN, May 17, 2020

The next pandemic could be even worse
CNN, April 29, 2020 (co-authored with Andrew Hessel and Hansa Bhargava)

Drugs That Could Slow Aging May Hold Promise for Protecting the Elderly from COVID-19
leapsmag, April 23, 2020 (co-authored with Nir Barzilai)

Defunding The WHO Mid-Pandemic is Lunacy
Newsweek, April 16, 2020

AI supported medical processes can help to save human health care professionals
The Hill, April 5, 2020

Seven essential steps for thriving in our new world of social distance
CNN, March 17, 2020

Think this coronavirus crisis is bad? The next could be worse — if we don’t act now
The Hill, March 8, 2020

A ‘Press Release from the Future’ Announces Service for Parents to Genetically Engineer Their Kids
Leapsmag, July, 29, 2019

Ironman deaths and the risks we take, June 12, 2019

Our Genetically Engineered Future Is Closer Than You Think
leapsmag, May 13, 2019

The designer baby debate could start a war
Quartz, April 23, 2019

Ten steps to prepare for an exponential future
TechCrunch, April 14, 2019

Making Babies in the Year 2045
New York Times, April 11, 2019

Human gene editing is too transformative to be guided by the few
Financial Times, March 28, 2019

Is Sex for Reproduction About to Become Extinct?, November 29, 2018

US has an ace up its sleeve in the great race with China: immigration
The Hill, September 26, 2018

Trump’s meeting with Kim will lead to an awful hangover, April 22, 2018

Is America’s national security Facebook and Google’s problem?
TechCrunch, April 15, 2018

Trade policy must look more to the 21st century, less to the 19th
The Hill, April 2, 2018

Kim Jong Un has no intention of giving up his nukes
The Hill, March 12, 2018

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, made for each other?
CNN, August 14, 2017

12 Things Trump Should Know about North Korea
CNN, August 9, 2017

Why Korean Reunification is in China’s Strategic National Interest
China File, July 22, 2017

There’s Nothing ‘Honorable’ About North Korea
US News, May 11, 2017

Taiwan Beast
Trail Runner, March 30, 2017

Building a Positive Genetic Future for All
CHINA US Focus, March 1, 2017

Trump on the Line
US News, December 6, 2016

Embryo Selection and the Coming End of Sex (for baby-making)
Quartz, May 6, 2016

Homo Sapiens 2.0? We Need a Species-Wide Conversation on the Future of Human Genetic Enhancement
TechCrunch, May 1, 2016

Changing China’s North Korea Calculus
National Interest, February 8, 2016

The Coming Collapse of North Korea
National Interest, June 14, 2015

Korean Reunification is in China’s National Interest
Caixin, 朝鲜半岛的统一符合中国的利益한반도 통일과 중국의 국익, April 30, 2015

Japan’s Sensitive Military Normalization
Project Syndicate, March 4, 2015

It’s Time for the United States to Talk About Genetics
Washington Post, February 6, 2015

Chinas neuer Nationalismus ist sehr beunruhigend
Die Welt (Germany), November 9, 2014

Building a Better Baby
US News & World Report, October 22, 2014

The Genetics Epidemic
Foreign Affairs, October 13, 2014

Is Xi Serious about Cracking Down on Corruption?, August 8, 2014

Back to the Future in Ukraine and Asia
Project Syndicate, March 10, 2014

Reinvigorating the US-Japan Alliance
Project Syndicate, February 22, 2013

The Paradox of China’s Reform
Project Syndicate, May 18, 2012

China and Cyber-Espionage
Huffington Post, August 22, 2011

China’s Threat to World Order
Wall Street Journal, August 17, 2011

Dear President Hu: China must meet its global responsibilities, January 12, 2011

China’s Global War on Human Rights
Wall Street Journal, December 9, 2010

5 Imperatives for G20
Korea Times, November 8, 2010

Sri Lanka Must Invest in Rights Protection
Japan Times, June 4, 2010

China Must Do More as a Big Power
The Australian, April 9, 2010

Afghanistan Lost Without Better Governance
Japan Times, March 18, 2010

Judgment at Wikipedia
Brown Alumni Magazine, March 2010

My Hamid Karzai Daydream
Huffington Post, October 1, 2009

Let Afghans Lead Afghan Reform
Kansas City Star, September 11, 2009

Building an Asian Century
The Guardian, July 1, 2009

Marriage Counseling for the United States Russia
Huffington Post, January 15, 2009

Three Quick Steps to Jump-Start America’s Public Diploma
Huffington Post, February 27, 2009

After the Pax Americana
The Guardian, December 14, 2008

Allying America And Asia
Forbes, November 2008

Rethinking Asia-Pacific Relations
Far Eastern Economic Review, November 24, 2008

Life:Coming to a Screen Near You
World Policy Journal, Fall 2008

Beijing’s Triumph of Engineering
Far Eastern Economic Review, August 26, 2008

America’s Sputnik Moment in Beijing
Miami Herald, August 18, 2008

A Call for Action On Burma
PSA Online Blog, May 14, 2008

China’s Perfect Storm
Business-Standard, May 2008

Brave New World War
Democracy Journal, Spring 2008

Too Fast, Too High
Too Strong, Washington Post, February 9, 2008

Chinese Chequers
The Guardian, October 1, 2007

Defusing the HIV/AIDS Time Bomb
Asia Society, May 6, 2006

U.S Can No Longer Afford Isolation
Newsday, September 20, 2001

U.S Must Win Battle of Images
The Baltimore Sun, October 3, 2001

Let Private Firms Aid UN Nation-building
The Christian Science Monitor, August 13, 2001

Perils of Secrecy in an Information Age
iMP Magazine, July 2001

Can Public Diplomacy Rise from the Ashes?
Foreign Service Journal, July-August 2001

Runners of East Timor Have Emerged as Symbols of Independence
The New York Times, May 27, 2001

Network Diplomacy
Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Winter/Spring 2001

For a Digital Marshall Plan
Christian Science Monitor, March 28, 2001

Popular diplomacy
Daedalus, Vol. 128, 1999

Information Intervention: When switching Channels Isn’t Enough
Foreign Affairs, November / December 1997

Rwandan Genocide and the International Law of Radio Jamming
American Journal of International Law, October 1997

Searching for the Catalog of Catalogs
Daedalus, Vol. 125, 1996

Information Technology and Human Right
Human Rights Quarterly, Fall 1996

The UN Commission on Human Right and Cambodia
Buffalo Journal of International law, Summer 1996

The Legacy and Lessons of UNTAC
Harvard Journal of International Law, Winter 1996

Ethnic Vietnamese of Cambodia
Havard Human Rights Journal, Spring 1995

The Many Faces of UNTAC
Contemporary Southeast Asia, June 1995

Life and Death in the Bodleian
Brown Alumni Monthly, February 1992

Congressional Testimonies

Statement Submitted to the US House of Representatives Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic, Hearings on “Investigating the Origins of COVID-19” March 8, 2023
Video of hearing

Can We Prevent the Arms Race of the Human Race: Addressing the National Security Challenges of the Genetic Revolution
Statement of Jamie F. Metzl before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Sub-Committee on International Terrorism and Nonproliferation, June 19, 2008

Emergency Preparedness Post 9-11
Testimony of Jamie Metzl Before the House Select Committee on Homeland Security, June 25, 2003

Task Forces

Growing Together Beats Falling Apart
An Asia Society Task Force Report, November 2010

North Korea Inside Out: The Case for Economic Engagement
An Asia Society Task Force Report , December 2009

Back from the Brink? A Strategy for Stabilizing Afghanistan-Pakistan
An Asia Society Task Force Report, April 2009

Delivering on the Promise: Advancing U.S. Relations with India
An Asia Society Task Force Report, January 2009

The Forgotten Homeland
A Century Foundation Task Force Report, July 1, 2006

Emergency Responders: Drastically Underfunded, Dangerously Unprepared
Council on Foreign Relations, July 1, 2003

State Department Reform
Council on Foreign Relations, February 1, 2001