Professor, Geography Department, McGill University
MS Environmental Studies
BA Environmental Studies
25 years working for international organizations on war-affected land and property rights
Jon Unruh focuses on war-affected land and property rights. He has conducted research, policy and practice work in Syria, Yemen, Lebanon, Sudan, Liberia, Somalia, Mozambique, East Timor, Sri Lanka, Sierra Leone, Zambia, Ethiopia, Uganda, Cambodia, Angola, Cameroon, Turkey, Slovenia, Jordan, Colombia, Peru, Tanzania, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, and generally with the UN, World Bank, USAID, DFID, and other bilateral donors and NGOs.
The use of conflict resources to finance wars is expanding into new commodities with much more severe consequences. An example is the successful trafficking in conflict diamonds colloquially known as blood diamonds ...