Peter Jones was an Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution (2011–13). He is currently an associate professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa.
Before joining the academy in 2007, he spent fourteen years in the Canadian civil service, including seven years as a senior policy adviser in the Privy Council Office (the prime minister’s department), where he worked on national security affairs for the national security adviser to the prime minister. Jones also spent seven years in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, where he worked on arms control and security affairs. He also spent four years as a project leader at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, where he led the project on Middle East regional security.
At the University of Ottawa, Jones specializes in conflict resolution and track-two diplomacy and leads various dialogues in South Asia and the Middle East. He is published widely in leading journals. Jones holds a PhD in war studies from King’s College, London, and an MA in war studies from the Royal Military College of Canada.