May 31, 2018
Not only is he a Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council, technology futurist and geopolitical expert, novelist, blogger, syndicated columnist, and media commentator, but he’s completed thirteen Ironman triathlons, twenty-nine marathons, and twelve ultramarathons.
His history is bordering on the superhuman. He previously served as 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 U.S. State Department, Director for Multilateral Affairs on the National Security Council, and as a Human Rights Officer for the United Nations in Cambodia.
But wait, there’s more! He is a former Partner of a New York-based global investment firm, is a faculty member for Singularity University’s Exponential Medicine conference, was Chief Strategy Officer for a biotechnology company, and he ran for the U.S. House of Representatives.
Jamie served as an election monitor in Afghanistan and the Philippines, advised the government of North Korea on the establishment of Special Economic Zones, and is the Honorary Ambassador to North America of the Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy.
Jamie appears regularly on national and international media discussing Asian economic and political issues. His syndicated columns and other writing on Asian affairs, genetics, virtual reality, and other topics are featured regularly in publications around the world. He has testified before Congress outlining emergency preparedness recommendations after 9-11 and on the national security implications of the biotechnology and genomics revolutions. Jamie 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. His non-fiction book Homo-Sapiens 2.0: Genetic Enhancement and the Future of Humanity will be published by Source Books in spring 2019.
A founder and Co-Chair of the national security organization Partnership for a Secure America, Jamie has also served on a number of boards. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and former White House Fellow and Aspen Institute Crown Fellow, and holds a Ph.D. in Asian history from Oxford, a JD from Harvard Law, and is a magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brown.
Jamie’s accomplishments are as remarkable as they are varied. He seems to have cracked-the-code for living his life in full, and in this episode, you can learn how to become a Buckaroo as well.