WALTHAM, Mass. — Jamie Metzl, author of Genesis Code, a novel with an Armenian protagonist (see Mirror-Spectator, January 17, 2015), is speaking at Brandeis University at 5 pm on March 10 in Gerstenzag 124 on “Homo Sapiens 2.0: Genetic Enhancement, Ethics and the Future of Humanity.” In addition to the issues accompanying the genetic revolution, he will touch upon on his novel (and copies will be available for sale).
Metzl, a Senior Fellow for Technology and National Security of the Atlantic Council, is a senior advisor to a global investment firm, and a member of Brandeis’ Ethics Center’s International Advisory Board. He has served on the US National Security Council, State Department, and Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and with the United Nations in Cambodia. A regular guest on national and international media, he is the author of a history of the Cambodian genocide and another novel called the Depths of the Sea.
The lecture is hosted by Prof. Wangh’s course “Genes and the Human Story,” and cosponsored by Brandeis’ Biology Department, Genetic Counseling Program, the Health, Science, Society and Policy Program, Pre-Health Advising, and the School of Science.