Jamie F. Metzl

Board of Directors

Jamie Metzl is Senior Advisor to the global investment company Cranemere LLC and a Senior Fellow of the Asia Society.

He has served as the Executive Vice President of the Asia Society, Deputy Staff Director and Senior Counselor 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. He ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri’s Fifth Congressional District in Kansas City in 2004.

Jamie appears regularly on national and international media, including CNN, BBC, Bloomberg, and NBC and has been a guest on Meet the Press. The author of a history of the Cambodian genocide and the 2004 novel The Depths of the Sea, his syndicated columns and other writing on Asian affairs, genetics, virtual reality, and other topics have appeared in The New York Times, Foreign Affairs and many other publications around the world.

He is a founder and Co-Chair of the Board of the bipartisan national security organization Partnership for a Secure America, a member of the board of the Jewish refugee agency HIAS, 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 doctorate from Harvard Law School, and is a magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brown University. He has completed ten ironman triathlons, twenty-three marathons, and five ultramarathons.