Peter Jones is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa. He is also Executive Director of The Ottawa Dialogue, a University-based organisation that runs Track 1.5 and Track Two dialogues around the world. Prior to joining academe, he spent 14 years in the Canadian Public Service, including 7 years working for the National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister in the Privy Council Office (the Prime Ministers’ Department) and 7 years in the Department of Foreign Affairs. During this time, he served on the Canadian Delegation to the Ottawa, Budapest and Vienna Open Skies negotiations. He also served as a Project Leader at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) from, 1995-99.
Peter holds a Ph.D. in War Studies from King’s College, London and an MA in War Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada. He is the author of Open Skies: Transparency, Confidence-building and the End of the Cold War, and Track Two Diplomacy: In Theory and Practice, (both published by the Stanford University Press). He is also author of numerous journal articles and book chapters on themes of arms control, confidence-building, Track Two diplomacy and Middle East issues.