Jamie Metzl

Jamie Metzl

Infobox_Person | name = Jamie F. Metzl

Jamie F. Metzl is Executive Vice President of the Asia Society, where he is responsible for overseeing the institution's strategic directions and overall program activities globally. He developed and leads the Asia Society's Asia 21 Young Leaders Initiative [http://www.asiasociety.org/programs/Asia21/] , the pre-eminent Pan-Asia-Pacific leadership development program.

He served as Director for Multilateral and Humanitarian Affairs for the National Security Council during the Clinton Administration. He worked for the Clinton Administration in the United States Department of State, serving as Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary for Public Diplomacy & Public Affairs and Information Technology and Senior Coordinator for International Public Information. He was also Deputy Staff Director of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee under Senator Joseph Biden.

In 2004, Metzl ran unsuccessfully against former Kansas City Mayor Emanuel Cleaver for the Democratic nomination for Missouri's Fifth Congressional District. [Curry, Dan. [http://examiner.net/stories/080404/gov_080404015.shtml "Cleaver outlasts Metzl in 5th District race"] , "The Examiner (Independence)", August 4, 2004. Accessed January 5, 2008. "Cleaver defeated Metzl 72,530 (59.9 percent) to 48,531 (40.1 percent)."]


Metzl served as Deputy Staff Director and Senior Counselor of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Senior Coordinator for International Public Information and Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs at the Department of State, and Director of Multilateral and Humanitarian Affairs on the National Security Council. At the Clinton White House, he coordinated public information campaigns regarding Iraq and Kosovo. From 1991 to 1993, Metzl was a Human Rights Officer for the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC), where he helped create a human rights investigation and monitoring unit for Cambodia.

In 2003, Metzl directed a Council on Foreign Relations which argued that the United States was not doing enough to prepare first responders (i.e. fire, police, rescue and medical agencies) to handle another catastrophic attack. ["U.S. Spending Against Terror Is Too Low, Report Warns", "The New York Times", June 29, 2003]

Metzl appears regularly in the American and international media, including BBC, CNN, and Fox News. He has also appeared on "Meet the Press" [together with Warren Rudman (about emergency responders being drastically underfunded and dangerously unprepared) and on June 29, 2003] and on "The Today Show". He authored a book on human rights in Southeast Asia, and the novel "The Depths of the Sea" [http://www.amazon.com/Depths-Sea-Jamie-Metzl/dp/031232202X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1221764666&sr=1-1] , and his writing has been published in "The New York Times" ["A Message of Hope in Each stride; The Runners of East Timor Have Emerged as Symbols of Independence", "The New York Times", May 27, 2001. p. SP11] , "Foreign Affairs" [ [http://www.foreignaffairs.org/19971101facomment3808/jamie-f-metzl/information-intervention-when-switching-channels-isn-t-enough.html "Publication Image Information intervention: When switching channels isn't enough"] by Jamie F. Metzl. "Foreign Affairs. Nov/Dec 1997. pg. 15, 6 pgs] and many other publications."" [see http://www.carnegieendowment.org/publications/index.cfm?fa=viewAuthorPublications&authorID=91&carAuth=1, and http://democracyjournal.com/article.php?ID=6586] " He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and is a former White House Fellow, Aspen Institute Crown Fellow, and French-American Foundation Young Leader. He is a Founder and Co-Chairman of the Board of bipartisan national security NGO the Partnership for a Secure America, serves on the board of HIAS, the Jewish refugee organization, Park University, and the Brandeis University International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life. He is also a mentor for the Harvard University Center for Public Interest Careers.

Education and background

Metzl holds a Ph.D. in Southeast Asian history from Oxford University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and is a "magna cum laude", Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brown University. He attended high school at The Barstow School in Kansas City, Missouri.

He has completed six ironman triathlons [http://archives.cnn.com/2002/HEALTH/diet.fitness/08/05/ironman.brothers/index.html] and twenty marathons.


*"The Forgotten Homeland" A Century Foundation Task Force Report, 2006. [http://www.brookings.edu/press/Books/2006/forgottenhomeland.aspx]
*""The Depths of the Sea", published by St. Martin's Press in May, 2004. [http://www.amazon.com/dp/031232202X]
*""Emergency Responders: Drastically Underfunded, Dangerously Unprepared" (with Warren Rudman and Richard Clarke), Council on Foreign Relations, July 2003. [http://www.njha.com/ep/pdf/513200440137PM.pdf]
*""Western Responses to Abuses in Cambodia, 1975-80" by St. Antony's in 1996. [http://www.amazon.com/dp/0333643259]

elect Publications

*"Beijing's Triumph of Engineering (Far Eastern Economic Review, August 26, 2008) [http://www.feer.com/international-relations/2008/august/Beijings-Triumph-of-Engineering]
*"America's "Sputnik Moment" in Beijing (Miami Herald, August 21, 2008) [http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/other-views/story/652558.html]
*"CBS News Interview on China and the Olympics (July 2008) [http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/i_video/main500251.shtml?id=4326526n]
*"Can We Prevent the Arms Race of the Human Race: Addressing the National Security Challenges of the Genetic Revolution" - Statement of Jamie F. Metzl before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Sub-Committee on International Terrorism and Nonproliferation (June 19, 2008) [http://www.asiasociety.org/officers/080619_metzl.html]
*"China's Perfect Storm (May, 2008) [http://www.business-standard.com/common/click_track.php?act=opinion&var=323804]
*"A Call for Action on Burma (May 14, 2008) [http://blog.psaonline.org/2008/05/14/a-call-for-action-on-burma/]
*"Brave New World War (Spring, 2008) [http://www.democracyjournal.org/article.php?ID=6586]
*"Too Fast, Too High, Too Strong (2008) [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/08/AR2008020803273.html]
*"Chinese chequers (October 1, 2007) [http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/jamie_f_metzl/2007/10/chinese_chequers.html]
*"Burma road goes through Beijing (October, 2007) [http://www.asiasociety.org/pressroom/oped_burma_road.html]
*"Defusing the HIV/AIDS time bomb" (May 6, 2006) [http://www.asiasociety.org/pressroom/oped_timebomb.html]
*Testimony of Jamie Metzl Before the House Select Committee on Homeland Security, 2003 [http://www.cfr.org/publication/6131/testimony_of_jamie_metzl_before_the_house_select_committee_on_homeland_security.html?breadcrumb=%2Fregion%2Fpublication_list%3Fgroupby%3D2%26id%3D388%26filter%3D4%26page%3D4]
*"U.S. Can No Longer Afford Isolation (Newsday, September 20, 2001) [http://www.carnegieendowment.org/publications/index.cfm?fa=view&id=814&prog=zgp]
*"U.S. Must Win Battle of Images (The Baltimore Sun, October 3, 2001) [http://www.carnegieendowment.org/publications/index.cfm?fa=view&id=812&prog=zgp]
*"Let Private Firms Aid UN Nation-building (The Christian Science Monitor. August 13, 2001) [http://www.carnegieendowment.org/publications/index.cfm?fa=view&id=757&prog=zgp]
*"Perils of Secrecy in an Information Age (iMP Magazine, July 2001) [http://www.carnegieendowment.org/publications/index.cfm?fa=view&id=746&prog=zgp]
*"Can Public Diplomacy Rise from the Ashes? (Foreign Service Journal, July-August 2001) [http://www.carnegieendowment.org/publications/index.cfm?fa=view&id=758&prog=zgp]
*"Runners of East Timor Have Emerged as Symbols of Independence (The New York Times, May 27, 2001) [http://www.carnegieendowment.org/publications/index.cfm?fa=view&id=707&prog=zgp]
*"Network Diplomacy (Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Winter/Spring 2001) [http://www.carnegieendowment.org/publications/index.cfm?fa=view&id=681&prog=zgp]
*"For a Digital Marshall Plan (Christian Science Monitor, March 28, 2001) [http://www.carnegieendowment.org/publications/index.cfm?fa=view&id=654&prog=zgp]
*"Popular diplomacy (Daedalus, Vol. 128, 1999) [http://www.questia.com/googleScholar.qst?docId=5001266055]
*"Information Intervention: When Switching Channels Isn't Enough (Foreign Affairs, 1997) [http://www.foreignaffairs.org/19971101facomment3808/jamie-f-metzl/information-intervention-when-switching-channels-isn-t-enough.html]
*"Rwandan Genocide and the International Law of Radio Jamming (American Journal of International Law, October 1997)
*"Searching for the Catalog of Catalogs (Daedalus, Vol. 125, 1996) [http://www.questia.com/googleScholar.qst;jsessionid=L2QST2X6hXhkxL721ycJ2V4h1J23zhKCspGZ1bStT4YmZnyzvSJt!1815939937?docId=5001641835]
*"Information Technology and Human Rights (Human Rights Quarterly, Fall 1996)
*"The UN Commission on Human Rights and Cambodia (Buffalo Journal of International Law, Fall 1996)
*"The Legacy and Lessons of UNTAC (Harvard Journal of International Law, Winter 1996)
*"Ethnic Vietnamese of Cambodia (Harvard Human Rights Journal, Spring 1995)
*"The Many Faces of UNTAC (Contemporary Southeast Asia, June 1995)
*"Life and Death in the Bodleian (Brown Alumni Monthly, February 1992)
*"The History of Laughter and Forgetting: Trends in Soviet and East German Revisionist History (Clio, Spring 1990)
*"Shorter articles, op-eds, and reviews in the Kansas City Star, Newsday, the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Boston Globe, Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, and other publications. Regular appearances on Fox News, CNN, BBC World, and other media outlets. Appeared on Meet the Press on June 29, 2003.


External links

* [http://wiki.uscpublicdiplomacy.com:16080/mediawiki/index.php/Jamie_Metzl USC Center on Public Diplomacy Profile]
* [http://www.ushmm.org/conscience/analysis/bios.php?content=metzl_jamie United States Holocaust Memorial Museum biography]
* [http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Jamie_F._Metzl Source Watch profile]

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