Jay Benson is a Project Manager for One Earth Future’s (OEF) Stable Seas program in the Indo-Pacific region. He joined OEF in 2014 as part of its OEF’s Research department (OEFR). During his tenure with OEFR he led research campaigns on civilian protection in peacekeeping operations and contributed to research with Oceans Beyond Piracy and Stable Seas on maritime security. Prior to joining OEF, has experience working with the Project on Terrorism and Insurgency Research, the Pardee Center for International Futures, the Department of State’s Political Section in Beijing, and U.S. Commercial Service. Jay is a graduate of the Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, where he earned an M.A. in International Relations with concentrations in Intelligence Analysis, China Studies and Human Rights.