Jamie Metzl – Keynote Speaker

Making revolutionary science understandable

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Specialist Subjects

  • AI and Genomics
  • Future of Humanity
  • Science and Education
  • Biotechnology
  • International Relations
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Human Resource Management


  • English


Jamie Metzl is a leading futurist who specialises in making revolutionary science understandable to the general public.

Metzl’s writing on genetics, virtual reality and Asia are featured regularly in the New York Times, Washington Post, TechCrunch, Foreign Affairs, and other 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 sci-fi thrillers Genesis Code and Eternal Sonata.

Jamie Metzl is a Senior Fellow for Technology and National Security of the Atlantic Council, a faculty member for Singularity University’s Exponential Medicine track, and an expert in international affairs and biotechnology policy. He previously served as Executive Vice President of the Asia Society, Deputy Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senior Coordinator for International Public Information at the U.S. State Department, Director for Multilateral Affairs on the National Security Council, and as a Human Rights Officer for the United Nations in Cambodia. He has testified before Congress on the national security implication of the biotechnology and genomics revolutions and was Chief Strategy Officer for a genetics biotechnology company.

A founder and Co-Chair of the national security organisation Partnership for a Secure America, Jamie Metzl is a board member of the International Center for Transitional Justice and the American University in Mongolia, a member of the Advisory Board of the Brandeis International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life and 92Y’s Center for Innovation and Social Impact.

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