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Senior Fellow, Asia Society; Principal, Cranemere, Inc., New York

Airbus Distinguished Visitor - Class of Fall 2014 and Class of Spring 2013

Jamie Metzl is a principal of the global investment company Cranemere, Inc. and a senior fellow of the Asia Society, where he previously was executive vice president. Metzl has served as deputy staff director of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, senior coordinator for International Public Information at the Department of State, director for Multilateral and Humanitarian Affairs on the National Security Council, and as a Human Rights Officer for the United Nations in Cambodia. He regularly appears on national and international media, including CNN, BBC, Bloomberg, and NBC, and his work on Asian affairs, genetics, virtual reality, and other topics has appeared in leading international publications, including the New York Times and Foreign Affairs. Metzl is also the author of several books, including the forthcoming novel Genesis Code (Arcade, 2014), which deals with issues of human genetic enhancement in the context of a future US-China rivalry.


Metzl is a founder and co-chair of the Board of Partnership for a Secure America, a member of the board of the Jewish refugee agency HIAS, and the International Center for Transitional Justice, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a former White House Fellow as well as Aspen Institute Crown Fellow. He holds a PhD in Southeast Asian history from Oxford University and JD from Harvard Law School.

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