Our 51st Year

Robert Barylski
Peter Bergen
John Beyrle
Stephen Biegun
William Davison
Thomas DeFrank
Evan Feigenbaum
Jeffrey Gedmin
Russel Honoré
Brian Hook
Margaret Jay
Richard Jones
Robert Jones
Robert Lieber
Mark Lowenthal
Susan MacManus
Bob McClure
Mohsen Milani
Thomas Nichols
Charles Ray
Dennis Ross
Charles Schudson
Peter Singer
John Sinnott
Jeremi Suri
Martin Walker


Richard Jones

During a 32-year Foreign Service career, Amb. Richard H. Jones served in such energy producers as Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait and Kazakhstan. After his retirement from the Foreign Service in 2008, Amb. Jones joined the International Energy Agency, an independent international organization within the rubric of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris, as its Deputy Executive Director. The IEA is charged with furthering the energy security of its members, including the United States. In addition to his managerial and policy duties at the IEA, Amb. Jones conducted outreach on energy issues to important non-member countries including China, Russia, India, Saudi Arabia, Brazil and Mexico. Amb. Jones is fluent in Arabic, French, German, and Russian.

Amb. Jones earned a B.S. with distinction in mathematics from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA, and a master's and doctorate in business/statistics from the University of Wisconsin.

Since leaving the IEA in 2013, Amb. Jones and his wife Joan have divided their time between homes in Florida and Colorado and visiting grandchildren in California and Japan.