CNN Commentator Jamie Metzl '90 Speaks On Shared Humanity In The Age Of COVID-19

Coronavirus Broke the World: How Can We Build Back Better?

Jamie Metzl

Please join the Brown Club in NY for a thought-provoking conversation with Jamie Metzl ’90, technology and health futurist, geopolitical expert, author, and media commentator. Since the pandemic, Metzl has been outspoken about the need for collective action on the part of national governments and international organizations. Hoping to inspire others to take action, he recently founded the community-based platform OneShared.World with its unique Declaration of Global Interdependence.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
7:00pm – 8:00pm
via Zoom


During this conversation, Jamie will speak about our ideas of community and connectedness, the psychological and sociopolitical impacts of social distancing, and how we can start thinking about building a better world in the wake of the COVID-19 health crisis.

Discover how alumni are finding positive ways to bring about change during these turbulent times.

Check out Jamie's recent CNN appearance:


Jamie Metzl, '90 is a technology and healthcare futurist, geopolitical expert, novelist, entrepreneur, media commentator, Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council, Singularity University faculty member, and the Founder and Chair of OneShared.World. In 2019, he was appointed to the World Health Organization expert advisory committee on human genome editing. Jamie previously served in the U.S. National Security Council, State Department, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and as a Human Rights Officer for the United Nations in Cambodia. He serves on the Advisory Council to Walmart’s Future of Retail Policy Lab and has been an election monitor in Afghanistan and the Philippines and advised the government of North Korea on the establishment of Special Economic Zones.

Jamie appears regularly on national and international media; his syndicated columns and other writing on science, technology, health, politics, and international affairs are featured regularly in publications around the world. He is the author of a history of the Cambodian genocide, the historical novel The Depths of the Sea, and the genetics thrillers Genesis Code and Eternal Sonata. The highly revised paperback edition of his bestselling non-fiction book Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity was released in April 2020.

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

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