Director of Rural Strategies and Climate Change
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Ben Lilliston is the director of rural strategies and climate change at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP). He has been working and writing about climate change and its intersection with agriculture and trade policy for more than a decade. Ben publishes the newsletter Climate and Agriculture Policy Monitor, and has recently authored the reports Missing the Mark(et): Farm Bill Reforms for the Climate; From the Ground Up: the State of the States on Climate Adaptation; and, The Climate Cost of Free Trade. He was a contributor to the UN Committee on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Trade and Environmental Review 2013, the book Mandate for Change (Lexington), and co-author of the book Genetically Engineered Foods: A Guide for Consumers (Avalon). He has worked as a researcher, writer and editor at a number of organizations, including the Center for Study of Responsive Law, the Corporate Crime Reporter, Multinational Monitor, Cancer Prevention Coalition and Sustain. Ben has a Bachelor of Philosophy degree from University of Miami (Ohio).