Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) Webinar Series – Globalization in the Post-Covid-19 World

The COVID-19 pandemic will fundamentally transform every aspect our lives on the personal, professional, national, and global levels. The crisis has made processes that might otherwise have unfolded over decades arrive all at once. But while it is appropriate to mourn what we have lost and the tragedy of this moment, the foundations for our new lives and world are today being laid. Futurist, geopolitical expert, WHO adviser, bestselling author, and founder of the global social movement OneShared.World, Jamie Metzl places our current crisis in its most essential context and helps communities understand how the world we’ve known is dying faster than we’d thought and imagine our new world emerging faster than we’d imagined.  

Tuesday, 8 September 2020, 9 am - 10 am (+8GMT)

9:00 - 9:05 am: Welcome & Introductions - Jeff Paine, Managing Director, Asia Internet Coalition

9.05 - 9.10 am: Introductions to Jamie Metzl, Technology Futurist, Geopolitics Expert, Sci-Fi Novelist - Kathleen Reen, Senior Director Public Policy & Philanthropy, APAC, Twitter

9:10 - 9:40 am: Globalization in the Post Covid-19 World - Jamie Metzl, Technology Futurist, Geopolitics Expert, Sci-Fi Novelist, Keynote Speaker

9:40 - 10:00 am: Q&A session, moderated by Jeff Paine

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About the Speakers

Technology Futurist, Geopolitics Expert, Sci-Fi Novelist, Keynote Speaker



Jamie Metzl 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.

Jeff Paine 
Managing Director of Asia Internet Coalition (AIC)


Jeff is a Singapore-based professional with more than 25 years’ experience at leading multinational corporations including Visa, Microsoft, Reuters and the Royal Bank of Canada.  He has been based in Singapore for more than 20 years and has held regional roles covering Southeast Asia for more than twelve years.   In 2014, he established PS-engage, his own government relations consulting firm.  PS-engage works with leading IT, e-commerce, finance and payment companies to provide guidance on constructive engagement with governments and to assist with regulatory and policy work.   He is also currently the Managing Director of the Asia Internet Coalition, a leading industry body that promotes smart regulatory reforms for the digital economy.   Jeff is also a Co-Chair of the Financial Services Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore and a member of the Tax Feedback Panel at the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS).

Jeff has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Western Ontario in Canada and an MBA in Finance from Rutgers University in the U.S.A.  He also attended  the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University where he has completed a diploma program on Innovations in Governance.

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