Apr 21, 2017
Jamie Metzl is a man of many titles and distinctions: he is a novelist, blogger, futurist, member of the Council on Foreign Relations and former White House and Aspen Institute Crown Fellow, with a Ph.D. in Asian history from Oxford, a JD from Harvard Law School, and a magna cum laude Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brown University. As an expert in geopolitics and biotechnology who currently serves as a Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council, Jamie’s syndicated columns and regular television appearances have been fixtures of the international conversation about Asian economic and political issues.
Jamie has also authored multiple novels, including The Depths of The Sea and Genesis Code, which deal with issues of human genetic enhancement in the context of a future US-China rivalry. His new novel, Eternal Sonata, explores issues relating to extreme human life extension.
As if this panoply of impressive achievements wasn’t enough to characterize Metzl as contemporary Renaissance man, he has also completed thirteen Ironman triathalons, twenty-nine marathons, and twelve ultramarathons.
In a recent conversation with IVY’s co-founder, Beri Meric, Jamie dove deep into everything from the current geopolitical climate, to the future and moral implications of genetic engineering on a global scale.
Please enjoy our conversation, with Jamie Metzl. And remember to visit IVY.com to enjoy access to a lifetime of learning, growth, and impact through in-person collaborations with world-class leaders, thinkers, and institution
This episode of the IVY Podcast is brought to you by Verst.
What if WordPress, Google Analytics, and Medium had a baby? That baby would be Verst — the first and only website platform built for the unique needs of professional publishers. Hailed by TechCrunch as the “blogging platform with all the optimization tools you need,” Verst makes it easy for you to design, manage, and optimize your website - no plugins, coding, or professional help needed. You can even harness the power of machine learning to help you get more signups, purchases, or whatever your business relies on. Anyone can try Verst free for 30 days, and IVY Podcast listeners get an extra 20% off their first 2 months with code IVY. Additionally, the first 10 IVY listeners to sign up for a paid membership will also get a personal design consultation with Verst.