Jamie F. Metzl


Jamie Metzl is a partner of the global investment company Cranemere LLC and a Senior Fellow of the Asia Society. Jamie previously served as the 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 Department of State, and Director for Multilateral and Humanitarian Affairs on the National Security Council, and as a Human Rights Officer for the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia.

A regular commentator in the national and international media, Jamie’s syndicated columns and other writing on Asian affairs, genetics, virtual reality, and other topics have appeared in publications around the world. He also is the author of a book on human rights in Southeast Asia and the 2004 novel The Depths of the Sea.

Jamie is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a founder and Co-Chair of the bipartisan national security organization Partnership for a Secure America, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a former White House Fellow and Aspen Institute Crown Fellow. He holds a Ph.D. in Southeast Asian history from Oxford University, a juris doctor from Harvard Law School, and is a magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brown University. He has completed nine ironman triathlons, twenty-five marathons, and two ultramarathons.