Jamie Metzl


  • Partner at Cranemere LLC, a global investment company
  • Senior Fellow and former EVP at the Asia Society
  • Former, Deputy Staff Director and Senior Counselor of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • Former Director, National Security Council, White House

Jamie Metzl is a Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council. 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 is a former Partner and current Advisory Board member of a New York-based global investment firm and ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri’s Fifth Congressional District in Kansas City in 2004. He is the Honorary Ambassador to North America of the Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy.

Jamie appears regularly on national and international media and his syndicated columns and other writing on Asian affairs, genetics, virtual reality, and other topics is featured regularly in publications around the world. Jamie is the author of a history of the Cambodian genocide and the novel The Depths of the Sea, both published by St. Martin’s Press, and of the novel Genesis Code, published by Arcade in November 2014, which deals with issues of human genetic enhancement in the context of a future US-China rivalry. His new novel, Eternal Sonata, will be published by Arcade in Fall 2015.

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 and the American University in Mongolia, 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 is a former White House Fellow and Aspen Institute Crown Fellow. Jamie holds a Ph.D. in Asian history from Oxford, a JD from Harvard Law School, and is a magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brown University.