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Benjamin R. Jones

Adjunct Faculty

JD, Vermont Law School;
MPhil, Cambridge University


Benjamin R. Jones is a PhD candidate at the University of Victoria, Canada in the Faculty of Law and a Senior Global Energy Fellow at the Institute for Energy and the Environment. His research looks at the implications of property rights and international investment agreements for the development of domestic energy policy, with a focus on Canada and the European Union. He recently co-authored a book on Energy Security, Equality, and Justice with Benjamin Sovacool and Roman Sidortsov, published by Routledge in 2013. Mr. Jones' original academic training was in philosophy, which he studied at Concordia University and McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium.  After finishing his studies, he obtained his commercial pilot's license and moved to northern Canada, where for almost a decade he flew bush planes and worked as an administrator on an Indian reserve.  Mr. Jones received his Juris Doctor from Vermont Law School and an Mphil in Environmental Policy from the University of Cambridge, UK.