The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) is pleased to host a public lecture by Dr. Jamie Metzl, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council, an American public policy expert and a frequent commentator on CNN and other major media outlets.

Dr. Metzl will explore and analyze the implications of the U.S.-North Korea summit scheduled for February 27-28 in Vietnam and the March 1 U.S.-China trade negotiations deadline from the perspective of East Asia and beyond. Issues to be discussed include: What might President Trump’s post-summit North Korea and Asia policies look like as his administration enters the second half of his first term? What are possible outcomes of the U.S.-China trade war? What might these mean for the rest of the world?

He will address these questions drawing on his extensive international experience that include serving in key posts in the U.S. State Department, the National Security Council under the Clinton administration as well as his close ties with U.S. and international policymakers including North Korean officials.

Event Information

Date Monday, March 4, 2019
Time 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
Venue International House of Japan
Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall, B1 Floor, Main Building
5-11-16 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
AccessExternal link
Host The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP)
Co-host American Jewish Committee (AJC)
Language English (simultaneous Japanese interpretation will be available)
Program schedule
6:30 p.m.
Opening remarks
6:40 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
Question & Answer Session
Moderator, Mr. Hiroki Sugita, Columnist and Editorial Writer, Kyodo News
8:00 p.m.
Closing remarks
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Jamie Metzl, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council

Dr. Jamie Metzl has appeared on various media outlets including CNN and FOX News as a guest commentator, and actively shares his views on Asian affairs and serious challenges facing biotechnology.

Dr. Metzl has held various government posts including Deputy Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senior Coordinator for International Public Information at the U.S. State Department, and Director for Multilateral Affairs on the National Security Council. He has also served as a Human Rights Officer for the United Nations in Cambodia and an election monitor in Afghanistan and the Philippines.

His experience in the non-profit sector includes serving as Executive Vice President of the Asia Society and the founder and Co-Chair of the national security organization Partnership for a Secure America. He is also a board member of the American University in Mongolia, a member of the Advisory Board of the Brandeis International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life, and of ethnic organizations such as the Jewish refugee agency Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS).

He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and former White House Fellow and Aspen Institute Crown Fellow.

Well-versed in geopolitics and an expert in genetic engineering, Dr. Metzl is due to release his book entitled “Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity”, this April.

After graduating from Brown University, he earned a PhD in Southeast Asian history from Oxford University and a JD from Harvard Law School. He has also completed 13 Ironman triathlons, 29 marathons and 12 ultramarathons.

photo of Dr. Jamie Metzl

Hiroki Sugita, Columnist and Editorial Writer, Kyodo News

Mr. Sugita previously has served as Tehran Correspondent, New York Correspondent, Washington Correspondent, Washington Bureau Chief, and Chief Editorial Writer of Kyodo. He writes about international affairs and frequently interviews global leaders including George W. Bush and Vladimir V. Putin. His current activities also include, Planning Committee Member of Japan National Press Club; Steering Committee Member of Beijing-Tokyo Forum; Selection Committee Member of Abe-Fellowship; and Lecturer at Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies (GSAP) of Waseda University. He is the author of many books including, Kensho Hikaku no Sentaku (Japan’s Non-Nuclear Weapon Policy); Amerika wa Naze Kawarerunoka (Why Can the United States Change?); Geopolitics in the Era of Post Globalization.

photo of Mr. Sugita previously