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The IVY Podcast

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 to enjoy access to a lifetime of learning, growth, and impact through in-person collaborations with world-class leaders, thinkers, and institution



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