Research Scholar, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
Dr. Jason Blackstock investigates the intersection of science and international affairs as it applies to global climate, energy systems and nanotechnology. His research in geoengineering focuses on better understanding the risks and scientific, political and global governance of emerging technologies. His recent publications include "Towards a people-centered framework for geoengineering governance: a humanitarian perspective" in Geoengineering Quarterly (March 2010), "The politics of geoengineering" in Science (January 2010) and "Climate Engineering Responses to Climate Emergencies" in Novim (July 2009). Dr. Blackstock splits his time between the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria. He is also an Associate Fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Science, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Social Innovation Generation, University of Waterloo. From 2003 to 2007, he was a Research Associate with the Quantum Science Research group of Hewlett Packard Laboratories in Silicon Valley, where he developed nanoscale electronic and sensor technologies. Dr. Blackstock earned his PhD in physics from the University of Alberta in 2005, as well as a Graduate Certificate in International Security from Stanford and a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University.