Ben was appointed as a Lecturer in Law in September 2016. He was previously a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Liverpool, where he completed his PhD thesis. His thesis analysed the meaning, scope and applicability of the concept of accountability with reference to UN Security Council decision-making under Chapter VII of the UN Charter. Ben received his undergraduate degree in Politics with French from Loughborough University and holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law from the University of Liverpool.
Ben specialises in public international law. His interests range from international law and the use of force, international institutional law, to the interface between international law and public law theory, with specific reference to global constitutionalist discourse. He also maintains a subsidiary interest in business and human rights. Between 2013-2018, Ben served as regional coordinator for the Middle East for the Digest of State Practice contained within the Journal on the Use of Force in International Law.