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Research Interests

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Curriculum Vitea

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Development Geography

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Dr. Jon Unruh

Contact:

Associate Professor
Human geography and international development - focus on Africa
Department of Geography
McGill University
805 Sherbrooke Street West,
Montreal, QC H3A 2K6
Canada
Telphone: (514) 398-8989
Fax: (514) 398-7437
Email: jon.unruh@mcgill.ca
                                                                                        

Research Interests

Postwar land tenure; the relationship between land tenure and environmental change. Current research includes: migration, land tenure and environmental change in southern Zambia, and postwar property rights and sustainable livelihoods.

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Curriculum Vitea

Jon D. Unruh

Department of Geography
McGill University
805 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3A 2K6
Tel: (514) 398-4111
Email: jon.unruh@mcgill.ca
                       

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Associate Professor, Department of Geography, McGill University (1/2005 – present)

Affiliated Faculty, Workshop on Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University (4/2003 – present)

Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Indiana University (1/2000 – 12/2004) Associate Director, Center for the Study of Institutions, Population, and Environmental Change (CIPEC), Indiana University (1/2000 – 8/2002).

Adjunct Faculty, African Studies Program, Indiana University (1/2000 – 12/2004); Executive Board Member (1/2000 – 8/2004)

Adjunct Faculty, Center for Latin American Studies, Indiana University (1/2000 – 12/2004) Country Representative – Ethiopia, Famine Early Warning System (FEWS), Associates in Rural             Development, USAID Ethiopia. (12/1998 – 1/2000).

Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Study of Institutions, Population, and Environmental Change (CIPEC), and the Anthropological Center for Training and Research on Global     Environmental Change, (ACT), Indiana University. (8/98 – 11/98)

Mozambique Project Manager, Associate Researcher, University of Wisconsin-Madison Land
Tenure Center and the US Agency for International Development, Mozambique Mission (6/95 - 5/97)

Research Assistant III, The Woods Hole Research Center, Woods Hole Massachusetts (11/89 – 8/92)

In-Country Somalia Project Manager, Research Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Land Tenure Center, and the US Agency for International Development, Bureau of Science and Technology and the Somalia USAID Mission, (6/86 - 10/89)

 

REFEREED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

Corriveau-Bourque A, Nelson I, Pritchard M, Stanfield D, Unruh J (forthcoming) Impacts of forest related large-scale land acquisitions in the Indian Ocean World. Journal of the Indian Ocean Region

Abdul-Jalil MA and Unruh JD (forthcoming) Land rights under stress in Darfur: A volatile dynamic of the conflict. War and Society

Unruh JD and Abdul-Jalil MA (2012) Land rights in Darfur: institutional flexibility, policy and adaptation to environmental change. Natural Resources Forum, 36:274-284.

Unruh JD (2012) Land and legality in the Darfur conflict. African Security 5:105-128

Unruh JD and Shalaby M (2012) A volatile interaction between peacebuilding priorities: road infrastructure (re)construction and land rights in Afghanistan. Progress in Development Studies 12: 47-61.

Unruh JD (2012) Eviction policy in postwar Angola. Land Use Policy, 29:661-663.

Unruh JD (2012) The interaction between landmine clearance and land rights in Angola: a volatile outcome of non-integrated peacebuilding. Habitat International: A Journal for the Study of Human Settlements, 36:117-125

Unruh J, and Corriveau-Bourque A (2011) Volatile landscapes: the impact of explosive remnants of war on land rights in conflict affected countries. Journal of Peace, Conflict and Development, 18: 7-25

Unruh JD (2011) Land rights and peacebuilding: challenges and responses. International Journal of Peace Studies. 15: 89-125.

Green A, and Unruh J (2010) Clean Development Mechanism Afforestation and Reforestation Projects: Implications for Local Agriculture. CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources.5: 1-11. Invited

Unruh JD (2010) Tree-based carbon storage in developing countries: neglect of the social sciences. Society and Natural Resources. First published on: 13 October (iFirst)

Unruh J, McConnell W, Rodman J (2010) Environmental change and adaptation in degraded agro-ecosystems: the case of highland Madagascar. Area. 42: 359-368.

Bruch C, Jensen D, Nakayama M, Unruh J, Gruby R, and Wolfarth R (2009) Post-conflict peacebuilding and natural resources. Yearbook of International Environmental Law. 19:58-96

Unruh JD (2008, submitted and published in 2009) Catalyzing the socio-legal space for armed conflict: land and legal pluralism in pre-war Liberia. Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law. 58: 1-32.

Brottem L, Unruh J (2009) Territorial tensions: rainforest conservation, post-conflict recovery and land tenure. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 99: 995-1002.

Unruh J, Bailey J (2009) Management of spatially extensive natural resources in postwar contexts: working with the peace process. GeoJournal 74: 159-173.

Unruh JD (2009) Land rights in postwar Liberia: the volatile part of the peace process. Land Use
Policy 26: 425-433.

Unruh JD (2008) Land policy reform, customary rule of law and the peace process in Sierra Leone. African Journal of Legal Studies, 2: 94-117.

Unruh JD (2008) Carbon sequestration in Africa: the land tenure problem. Global Environmental
Change: Human and Policy Dimensions 18: 700-707.

Frank EJ, Unruh JD (2008) Demarcating forest, containing disease: land and HIV/AIDS in Southern Zambia. Population and Environment 29: 108-132.

Unruh JD (2008) Toward sustainable livelihoods after war: reconstituting rural land tenure systems. Natural Resources Forum, 32: 103-115

Unruh JD (2007) Urbanization in the developing world and the acutely tenure insecure. City: Analysis of Urban Trends, Culture, Theory, Policy, Action. 11: 115-120.

Guyer J, Lambin E, Cliggett L, Walker P, Amanor K, Bassett T, Colson E, Hay R, Homewood K, Linares O, Pabi O, Peters P, Scudder T, Turner M, Unruh J (2007) Temporal heterogeneity in the study of African land use: interdisciplinary collaboration between anthropology, human geography and remote sensing. Human Ecology. 35: 3-17

Cligget L, Coleson E, Hay R, Scudder T, Unruh J (2007) Chronic uncertainty and momentary opportunity: a half century of adaptation among Zambia’s Gwembe Tonga. Human Ecology. 35: 19-31.

Unruh JD (2002, New Series, published in 2007) Postwar resource tenure issues in the settlement of Sudan's dislocated population. Journal of Northeast African Studies 9:1-10

Unruh JD (2006) Land tenure and the ‘evidence landscape’ in developing countries. Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 96: 754-772.

Vogt N, Bahati J, Unruh J, Green G, Banana A, Gombya-Ssembajjwe W, Sweeny S. (2006) Integrating remote sensing data and rapid appraisals for land-cover change analyses in Uganda. Land Degradation and Development 17: 31-43

Unruh JD (2005) Changing conflict resolution institutions in the Ethiopian pastoral commons: the role of armed confrontation in rule-making. GeoJournal  64:225-237

Unruh JD (2005) Property restitution laws in a post-war context: the case of Mozambique. African Journal of Legal Studies 3:147-165

Unruh JD, Cligget L, Hay R. (2005) Migrant land rights reception and 'clearing to claim' in Sub-Saharan Africa: A deforestation example from southern Zambia. Natural Resources Forum 29: 190-198

Mulley BG, Unruh JD (2004) The role of off-farm employment in tropical forest conservation: labor, migration, and smallholder attitudes toward land in western Uganda. Journal of Environmental Management 71: 193-205.

Unruh JD, Heynen NC, Hossler P. (2003) The political ecology of recovery from armed conflict: the case of landmines in Mozambique. Political Geography 22: 841-861

Unruh JD (2003) Land tenure and legal pluralism in the peace process. Peace and Change: A Journal of Peace Research 28: 352-376.

Unruh JD (2002) Poverty and property rights in the developing world: not as simple as we would like. Land Use Policy 19: 275-276

Unruh JD (2002) Local land tenure in the peace process. Peace Review 14: 337-342

Unruh JD (2001) Postwar land dispute resolution: land tenure and the peace process in Mozambique. International Journal of World Peace. 18: 3-30

Hutchinson CF, Unruh JD, Bahre CJ (2000) Land use vs. climate change as causes of vegetation
change: a study in SE Arizona. Global Environmental Change: Human and Policy Dimensions 10: 47-55

Unruh JD (1998) Land tenure and identity change in postwar Mozambique. GeoJournal 46: 89-99 Invited

Unruh JD (1997) The role of land conflict and land conflict resolution in a peace process: Mozambique’s return to agriculture. Refuge 16: 28-33

Unruh JD, Lefebvre PA (1995) A spatial database approach for estimating areas suitable for agroforestry in Africa. Agroforestry Systems 32: 81-96

Unruh JD (1995) The relationship between indigenous pastoralist resource tenure and state tenure in Somalia. GeoJournal 36: 19-26

Unruh JD (1995) Post-conflict recovery of African agriculture: The role of 'critical resource' tenure. Ambio 24: 343-350

Unruh JD (1995) Agroforestry, reforestry and the carbon problem: the role of land and tree tenure. Interdisciplinary Science Reviews 20: 215-228

Unruh JD (1994) The role of land use pattern and process in the diffusion of valuable tree species. Journal of Biogeography 21: 283-295

Unruh JD (1993) Restocking refugee pastoralists in the Horn of Africa. Disasters 17: 305-320

Unruh JD (1993) An acacia-based design for sustainable livestock carrying capacity on irrigated farmlands in semi-arid East Africa. Ecological Engineering 2: 131-148

Unruh JD (1993) Refugee resettlement on the Horn of Africa: the integration of host and refugee            land use patterns. Land Use Policy 10: 49-66

Unruh JD, Houghton RA, Lefebvre PA (1993) Carbon storage in agroforestry: an estimate for sub-Saharan Africa. Climate Research (Special Issue: Management of the Terrestrial Biosphere to Sequester Atmospheric CO2) 3: 39-52

Houghton RA, Unruh JD, Lefebvre PA (1993) Current land use in the tropics and its potential for sequestering carbon. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 7: 305-320

Unruh JD (1991) Nomadic pastoralism and irrigated agriculture in Somalia: utilization of existing land use patterns in designs for multiple access of "high potential" areas of semi-arid Africa. GeoJournal 25: 91-108

Unruh JD (1991) Canopy structure in natural and agroforest successions in Amazonia. Tropical    Ecology 32: 168-181

Unruh JD (1990) Integration of transhumant pastoralism and irrigated agriculture in semi-arid East Africa. Human Ecology 18: 223-246

Unruh JD (1990) Iterative increase of economic tree species in managed swidden-fallows of the   Amazon. Agroforestry Systems 11: 175-197

Unruh JD (1988) Ecological aspects of site recovery under swidden-fallow management in the     Peruvian Amazon. Agroforestry Systems 7: 161-184.

Padoch C, Chota J, De Jong W, Unruh J (1985) Amazonian agroforestry: a market-oriented system in Peru. Agroforestry Systems 3: 47-58

 

BOOK CHAPTERS
*refereed

 

*Unruh J and Williams R (2013) Land: A foundation for peacebuilding. In: Unruh J and Williams R (eds.) (2013) Land and Post-conflict Peacebuilding. Earthscan, London.

*Unruh J and Williams R (2013) Lessons learned in land tenure and natural resource management in post-conflict societies. In: Unruh J and Williams R (eds.) (2013) Land and Post-conflict Peacebuilding. Earthscan, London.

*Unruh J and Shalaby M (2012) Road infrastructure reconstruction as a peacebuilding priority in Afghanistan: negative implications for land rights. In: Jensen D, and Lonergan S (eds.) Assessing and Restoring Natural Resources in Post-Conflict Peacebulding. Routledge-Earthscan, New York.

*Unruh JD (2009) Humanitarian approaches to conflict and post-conflict legal pluralism in land tenure. In: Pantuliano S (ed). Uncharted territory Land, conflict and humanitarian action. Practical Action Publishers, Warwickshire, UK.

*Unruh JD (2008) The property rights perscription: urban migrants versus rural customary land tenure in the developing world. In: Smith B, Mark D, Erlich I (eds) The Mystery of Capital and the Construction of Social Reality. Open Court Press, Chicago.

*Unruh JD, Nagendra H, Green GM, McConnell WJ, and Vogt N (2005). Cross-Continental Comparisons: Africa and Asia. In: Moran EF, and Ostrom E. (eds.) Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Human-Environment Interactions in Forest Ecosystems. MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass.

*Unruh JD (2004) Migration induced legal pluralism in land tenure: implications for environmental change. In: Unruh JD, Krol MS, Kliot N (eds.) Environmental Change and its Implications for Population Migration, Kluwer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands

*Unruh JD (2004) Rural property rights in a peace process: lessons from Mozambique. In: Warf B, Janelle D, Hanson K (eds.) WorldMinds: 100 Geographical Perspectives On 100 Problems. Kluwer.

*Unruh JD (2002) Land dispute resolution in Mozambique: evidence and institutions of agroforestry technology adoption. In Meinzen-Dick R, and Mcculloch A., Place F, Swallow B. (eds.) Innovation in Natural Resource Management: The Role of Property Rights and Collective Action in Developing Countries, Johns Hopkins University Press, London.

*Unruh JD (1996) Resource Sharing: small holders and pastoralists in Shalambood, Lower Shabelle Region. In: Besteman C, Cassanelli L (eds.) The Struggle for Land in Southern Somalia: The War Behind the War. Westview Press, Boulder, CO

Unruh JD (1995) Pastoralist resource use and access in Somalia: a changing context of development, environmental stress, and conflict. In: Sorenson J (ed.) Disaster and Development on the Horn of Africa. Macmillan, London

Roth M, Unruh J, Barrows D (1994) Land registration, tenure security, credit use and investment in the Shabelle region of Somalia. In: Bruce JW, Migot-Adholla SE (eds.) Searching for Tenure Security in Africa. The World Bank and Kendall\Hunt Publishing

*Unruh JD, and Alcorn JB (1987) Relative dominance of the useful component in young managed fallows at Brillo Nuevo. In: Denevan WM, and Padoch C (eds.) Swidden-Fallow Agroforestry in the Peruvian Amazon. Advances in Economic Botany. New York Botanical Garden, New York, pp. 47-52

*Unruh JD, and Paitan SF (1987) Relative abundance of the useful component in old Managed
Fallows at Brillo Nuevo. In: Denevan WM, and Padoch C (eds.) Swidden-Fallow Agroforestry in the Peruvian Amazon. Advances in Economic Botany. New York Botanical Garden, New York, pp. 67-73

*Padoch C, Chota J, De Jong W, Unruh J (1987) Market-oriented agroforestry at Tamishiyacu.   In: Denevan WM, and Padoch C (eds.) Swidden-Fallow Agroforestry in the Peruvian Amazon. Advances in Economic Botany. New York Botanical Garden, New York, pp. 90-96

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EDITED VOLUME

Bruch C, Jensen D, Nakayama M, Unruh J (series eds.) (forthcoming). Post-conflict Peacebuilding and Natural Resource Management.  Earthscan, London.

Unruh J and Williams R (eds.) (2013) Land and Post-conflict Peacebuilding. Earthscan, London.

Unruh JD, Krol MS, Kliot N (eds.) (2004) Environmental Change and its Implications for Population Migration, Kluwer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands

OTHER PUBLICATIONS AND TECHNICAL REPORTS

Unruh JD (2010) Land tenure. In: Encyclopedia of Geography, Warf B (ed), Sage Publications.

Unruh JD (2010) Land reform. In: Encyclopedia of Geography, Warf B (ed), Sage Publications.

Unruh J And Frank E (2010) HIV/AIDS And Land Rights And Use In Zambia. Paper prepared for The Bureau of Intelligence and Research of the U.S. Department of State and the National Intelligence Council’s Conference on Southern Africa, Washington DC. Invited

Unruh JD (forthcoming) Famine early warning system in Ethiopia. Text provided to a human- environment geography textbook authored Mosley W, Laris P, Perramond E, and Hapke H. entitled "An Introduction to Human-Environment Geography: Local Dynamics and Global Processes", Wiley-Blackwell. Invited  

Unruh JD (2010) Cashew agroforestry and changing property rights in post-war Mozambique. In:
Rights to Resources and Collective Action for Agriculture: A Sourcebook on Property Rights and Collective Action. Collective Action and Property Rights for Poverty Reduction (CAPRi), International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC

Shalaby M and Unruh J (2009) The implications of global warming for development assistance: the problems with mainstreaming climate change. Foresight, Vol 2, June. Centre for Developing Area Studies, McGill University

Unruh JD, Gibson DC, and Woods K (2008) Biodiversity conservation and crisis: key issues for
consideration. Biodiversity Analysis and Technical Support for USAID/Africa, Washington DC

Unruh JD (2007) Viewpoint response to, “In your view, do agricultural subsidies in developed
countries benefit or harm the majority of the poor in developing countries?” Natural Resources Forum. 31: 318

Unruh JD (2007) Land tenure. In: Encyclopedia of Environment and Society, Robbins, P. (ed.),  Thousand Oaks (CA): Sage, pp. 1017-1019.

Unruh JD (2007) Somalia. In: Encyclopedia of Environment and Society, Robbins, P. (ed.),  Thousand Oaks (CA): Sage, pp 1640-1641.

Unruh JD (2007) A human floodtide. Parliamentary Brief 11: (5) 32-34. Invited

Unruh JD (2007) Postwar land tenure in Liberia: lessons learned from other post-conflict countries. World Bank, Washington DC.

Unruh JD (2007) Postwar land tenure in Liberia: the intersection of customary and statutory land
laws. World Bank, Washington DC.

Unruh JD (2007) The interaction of customary and formal land tenure in post conflict scenarios.
USAID Course: Issues and Best Practices in Land Tenure, Property Rights and Natural Resource Management. USAID and Associates in Rural Development. Washington, DC

Unruh JD (2007) Land tenure and agriculture in postwar Liberia. In: Comprehensive Assessment
of the Agriculture Sector in Liberia, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Unruh JD (2006) Resource rights in transition: rights disruption, re-emergence and their importance for sustainable livelihoods and natural resource management. Lessons Learned: Property Rights and Natural Resource Management project, US Agency for International Development; Associates in Rural Development

Unruh JD (2006) Primary issues in post-conflict land and property rights. Canadia Peacebuilding
Coordinating Committee (CPCC), Ottawa, www.peacebuild.ca Invited

Unruh JD (2005). Common property and conflict in Ethiopia: The case of the Afar, Somali, and Karamojong cluster pastoralists. Case Study submitted for the joint study Rural Common Property in a Perspective of Development and Modernization. Collaborative study organized by: FAO Land Tenure Service, Collective Action on Property Rights (CAPRi), International Land Coalition (ILC)

Unruh JD (2005) Post-conflict land tenure – using a sustainable livelihoods approach. id21 UK
Department for International Development (DFID). www.id21.org  Invited

Unruh JD (2005) Land tenure and its relationship to food security and investment in postwar Sierra Leone. Technical paper prepared for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. FAO, Rome. Invited

Unruh JD (2004) Post-conflict land tenure and the sustainable livelihoods approach. Background
paper prepared for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. FAO LSP Working Paper 18, Rome. Invited

Unruh JD (2004) Land and Property Rights in the Peace Process.Intractable Conflict Knowledge            Base Project, Conflict Research Consortium, University of Colorado.             http://www.beyondintractability.org/m/Land_tenure.jsp

Unruh JD (2004) Survival/Coping Strategies. In: Forsyth T (ed) Encyclopedia of International Development, London and New York, Routledge.

Unruh JD (2004) Early Warning Systems. In: Forsyth T (ed) Encyclopedia of International Development, London and New York, Routledge.

Unruh JD (2004) Agroforestry. In: Forsyth T (ed) Encyclopedia of International Development, London and New York, Routledge.

Unruh JD (2004) Internally Displaced Persons. In: Forsyth T (ed) Encyclopedia of International Development, London and New York, Routledge.

Unruh JD (2004) Mozambican land law issues: foreign owner compliance with laws reserving the right to ownership of land to nationals/the state; and land title restitution experiences, strategies, and options. Technical document prepared for the ARD East Timor Land Law Program, Burlington, VT, and Dili, East Timor. Invited

Unruh JD (2003) Opportunities for Somalia Emerging from NEPAD. Journal of the Anglo-Somali Society. 34: 51-52

Unruh JD (2002) Djibouti City, Djibouti. In: Encyclopedia of Urban Cultures. Yale University and Grolier Publishing.

Unruh JD (2002) Maputo, Mozambique. In: Encyclopedia of Urban Cultures. Yale University and Grolier Publishing.

Unruh JD (2002) Mogadishu, Somalia. In: Encyclopedia of Urban Cultures. Yale University and Grolier Publishing.

Marquardt M, Unruh J, Heron L (2002) Land Policy and Administration: Assessment of the Current Situation and Future Prospects in East Timor, Final Report. US Agency for International Development, and Government of East Timor, Dili East Timor and Washington D.C.  Invited

Marquardt M, Unruh J, Heron L (2002) Terms of Reference: Study of Land Issues in East Timor. US Agency for International Development, and Government of East Timor, Dili East Timor and Washington D. C. Invited

Unruh JD (2002) A recent history of the Somali refugee problem. Journal of the Anglo-Somali Society. 32: 27-29

Unruh JD (2001) The dilemma of African agrobiodiversity: Ethiopia and the role of food insecurity in conservation. Proceedings of the International Symposium Managing Biodiversity in Agricultural Ecosystems 8-10 November 2001, Montreal, Canada. People, Land Management and Environmental Change (UNU/PLEC). The United Nations University

Unruh JD (2001) Somalia. In: Censorship: A World Encyclopedia. Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers.

Unruh JD (2001) Somali rural property rights: whither the future? Journal of the Anglo-Somali Society. 30: 38-39

Unruh JD (2001) Land Dispute Resolution in Mozambique: Institutions and Evidence of Agroforestry Technology Adoption. The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), System-Wide Program on Collective Action and Property Rights, Working Paper 12., Washington DC: IFPRI. 2001.                                 

Unruh JD (1999) Twelve “Monthly Famine Early Warning System (FEWS) Reports,” for FEWS Washington, the USAID Ethiopia Mission, and the US Embassy, Ethiopia

Unruh JD and Livermann D (1997) Changing water use and demand in the southwest. Impact of Climate Change on Society. Conference on Impact of Climate Change and Land Use in the Southwestern United States, United States Geological Survey.

Unruh JD (1996) Land Tenure Conflict Resolution in Mozambique: The Role of Conflict Resolution in Land Policy Reform. Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-- Madison, Madison, WI

Unruh JD (1996) Land Tenure Conflict Resolution in Mozambique: Database Description.  Land             Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin--Madison, Madison, WI

Unruh JD (1996) Land Tenure Conflict Resolution in Mozambique: Data Analysis. Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin--Madison, Madison, WI

Unruh JD. (1995) Post famine rehabilitation of agricultural production systems in southern Somalia: resource tenure issues in 'high potential' areas. Proceedings of the Fifth International Congress of Somali Studies, December 1-7, 1993, Worcester and Boston,

Roth M, and Unruh J (1990) Land title, tenure security, credit and investment in the Lower Shabelle Region, Somalia. Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin--Madison,   Madison, WI.

Roth M, Lemel H, Bruce J, Unruh J (1987) Analysis of land tenure and water allocation issues in the Shalambood irrigation zone, Somalia. Land Tenure Center project report. Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin--Madison, Madison, WI.

PRESENTATIONS

Unruh JD (2010) Legal pluralism in postwar land tenure. Guest speaker at the Environmental Institutions Seminar at the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, North Carolina. Invited

Unruh JD (2010) Land rights in a conflict context: overview. Presented at the International workshop on Landmines and Land Rights in Conflict-Affected Contexts, Phnom Penh, Cambodia October 20-22. Hosted by the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining.

Unruh JD (2010) HIV/AIDS, Land Rights and Land Use in Zambia. Conference on Southern Africa, The Bureau of Intelligence and Research of the U.S. Department of State and the National Intelligence Council, August 12. Invited

Unruh JD (2010) Reconciliation of opposed sets of collective action in a conflict context: the case of land rights in Darfur. International Research Workshop on Collective Action, Property Rights, and Conflict in Natural Resources Management. CGIAR Systemwide Program on Collective Action and Property Rights (CAPRi) and the Institute for Environmental Security, June 28 – July 1. Selected

Unruh JD (2010) Road infrastructure reconstruction and land resource rights in Afghanistan: Interaction between peacebuilding priorities. Second International Symposium on Strengthening Post-Conflict Security and Diplomacy: Policy Recommendations to Integrate Natural Resources, Infrastructure and Peacebuilding. 24 June, University of Tokyo, Japan. Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo; Environmental Law Institute; Global Infrastructure Fund Research Foundation Japan. Invited

Unruh JD (2010) Land and natural resource tenure in a conflict context. United Nations Workshop on ‘Land and Natural Resources Management and Conflict Prevention, Nairobi, May 11-13. Invited

Unruh JD (2009) Impact of road network (re)construction on unstable land resource rights: the case of Afghanistan. Presented at the 88th Annual Meeting Of The American Branch Of The International Law Association, Fordham Law School, New York, 22-24, Oct.

Unruh JD (2009) Land tenure. Presented at the Guidance Meeting on Postwar Land Tenure, Wealth Sharing, Environment, and Capacity Building. United Nations Interagency Framework Team for Preventive Action. New York, 24-25 September. Invited

Unruh JD (2009) Legal pluralism in post-war land tenure. Presented at the Workshop on Land and Conflict Issues and Tools. 14-17 Sept. UN Agency for Human Settlements, Nairobi. Invited

Unruh JD (2009) Dynamics related to land and natural resource conflicts. Presented at the Workshop on Land and Conflict Issues and Tools. 14-17 Sept. UN Agency for Human Settlements, Nairobi. Invited

Unruh JD (2009) Guidelines overview, land and conflict. Presented at the Workshop on Land and Conflict Issues and Tools. 14-17 Sept. UN Agency for Human Settlements, Nairobi. Invited

Unruh JD (2009) Lessons learned in land tenure and natural resource management in post- conflict societies. Presented at the International Symposium on Post-War Resource Use in Peace Processes. Sept 9-11, McGill University, Montreal.

Unruh JD (2009) Post conflict land and resource tenure. Presented at the Workshop on Tools for Assessing and Addressing Post Conflict land Issues. UN Habitat, Global Land Tool Network, Early Recovery Cluster, IASC Housing Land and Property Group. 10-12 June, Geneva. Invited

Unruh JD (2009) Infrastructure (re)development and resource rights in Afghanistan. Presented at the workshop on  Strengthening Post-Conflict Peacebuilding through Natural Resource Management and Strengthening Post-Conflict Security and Diplomacy, panel on Post-conflict land access and reform, University of Tokyo. April 24 Tokyo. Invited

Unruh JD (2009) Land tenure & natural resource management in post-conflict societies: multiple cases  -  lessons learned. Presented at The workshop on  Strengthening Post-Conflict Peacebuilding through Natural Resource Management and Strengthening Post-Conflict Security and Diplomacy, panel on Infrastructure redevelopment, University of Tokyo. April 24 Tokyo. Invited

Unruh JD (2009) Comment presentation on: From conflict to peacebuilding: the role of natural resources and the environment. Presented at the International Seminar on Natural Resources and the Environment: Implications for Conflict Resolution, Peacebuilding, and Livelihoods. United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies and the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences at the University of Tokyo, April 22, Tokyo. Invited

Unruh JD (2009) Land and peacebuilding – overview. Presented at The Environmental Law Institute, and the United Nations Environment Programme’s global teleconference on Strengthening Post-Conflict Peacebuilding through Natural Resource Management January 22. Invited 

Unruh JD (2008) Postwar peacebuilding with land rights: problem, approaches, lessons learned.
One of three presenters at the GIF Special Breakfast Meeting, ‘Strengthening Post-Conflict Peace-Building through Natural Resource and Infrastructure Planning and Management.’ Sponsored by the Japanese Global Infrastructure Foundation for: the former Japanese Ambassadors to Canada, China, and India; the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director of Peacebuilding, Japanese military representative, Japanese MP, US Embassy representative, two Tokyo University professors, representative of International Strategy Research Group of the Mitsubishi Research Institute. 21 November, Palace Hotel, Tokyo. Invited

Unruh JD (2008) Background on post-conflict natural resource management and infrastructure
redevelopment – peacebuilding and land rights. Presented at the symposium ‘Strengthening Post-Conflict Security and Diplomacy: Integrating Natural Resource Management And Infrastructure Redevelopment Into U.S. and Japanese Peacebuilding Initiatives.’ Sponsored by The Japan Foundation, The Japanese Global Infrastructure Foundation, and the Environmental Law Institute. 20-21 November, GIF Headquarters, Tokyo. Invited

Unruh JD (2008) Land tenure and natural resource management in post-conflict societies.
Presented at the Joint Forum on Managing Natural Resources in Post-Conflict Societies: Lessons in Making the Transition to Peace. September 17-18, Columbia University, New York Invited

Unruh JD (2008) Preventing HLP abuses in the post-conflict period: land grabs, violent
evictions, illegal land allocation, housing shortages, squatter settlements—comment. Presented at the workshop on Handbook for Mediators: Housing, Land and Property Rights and the Quest for Peace, at the US Association of the United Nations, New York, 11-12 June. Invited

Unruh JD (2008) The legal geography of postwar land tenure: Liberia, Sierra Leone, Angola.
Presented at the Law and Society Association conference, Montreal, 29 May – 1 June.

Unruh JD (2008) Geography and the evidence landscape: reconciling customary and statutory
land rights in the developing world. Presented at the Law and Society Association conference, Montreal, 29 May – 1 June.

Unruh JD (2008) The legal geography of postwar land tenure in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Presented at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, April 15 - 19, Boston, MA.

Unruh JD (2008) Post-conflict land tenure reform. Presented at the ‘International Seminar on Managing Natural Resources in Post-Conflict Societies,’ Sponsored by the University of Tokyo. 28 February, 2008. Invited

Unruh JD (2008) Humanitarian approaches to conflict and post-conflict legal pluralism in land tenure. Presented at the conference on: ‘Uncharted Territory: Land, Conflict, and Humanitarian Action,’ sponsored by the Humanitarian Policy Group of the Overseas Development Institute. London, February 7, 2008. Invited

Unruh JD (2007) Restitución de propiedades en Liberia y Sierra Leone: ejemplos para Colombia.
Presented at a closed door, high level Colombian government seminar on International Experiences of Land Restitution of Displaced Persons. Sponsored by the Organization of American States, Fundación para las Américas, donors and the Colombian Government. December 4, 5. Invited

Unruh JD (2007) Análisis de seis experiencias internacionales con relevancia a Colombia. Presented at a closed door, high level Colombian government seminar on International Experiences of Land Restitution of Displaced Persons. Sponsored by the Organization of American States, Fundación para las Américas, donors and the Colombian Government. December 4, 5. Invited

Unruh JD (2007) When the war is over the fight for land begins: how reasons for conflict transform into post-war land disputes, the case of Liberia. Presented a the 50th Annual Meeting of the Association for African Studies, October 18-21, New York.

Unruh JD (2007) Property restitution in postwar Liberia. Symposium on Post-Conflict Property Restitution. US Department of State; Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; Bureau of Intelligence and Research; Office of the Coordinator of Reconstruction and Stabilization, 6-7 Sept, 2007, Washington DC. Invited

Unruh JD (2007) Land and property rights in the African peace process. Special Meeting with Heather Munroe-Blum (Principal, McGill Univ.), and the Dean of the Law Faculty along with select members of the Law Faculty to present contemporary research to a potential donor. Invited

Unruh JD (2007) Land tenure and policy reform in postwar Sierra Leone. Prepared for USAID course in: Issues and Best Practices in Land Tenure, Property Rights and Natural Resource Management.  2-4 May 2007. University of California Washington Center, Washington, DC. Invited

Unruh JD (2006) Approaches to land and property rights reconstitution after war. McGill University Indonesia Project, Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies Summer Program, Montreal. Invited

Unruh JD (2006) Postwar land and property rights, lessons learned with relevance to Angola. Development Workshop, July 10, Luanda, Angola. Invited

Unruh JD (2006) The interaction of formal and informal ‘rule of law’ systems in post-conflict settings. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Livelihoods Support Programme Workshop on Access to Natural Resources, June 19 – 23, Rome. Invited

Unruh JD (2006) Land policy reform, postwar reality and the peace process in Sierra Leone. Presented at the Canadian Association of African Studies annual conference, Montreal.

Unruh JD (2006) Famine early warning systems: operations aspects in Ethiopia. Presented at the McGill Model United Nations Assembly, Montreal, Canada, January 26-29 Invited

Unruh JD (2006) Legal geography and postwar land tenure in Sierra Leone: land policy reform and the peace process. Presented at the Department of Geography, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, as part of the Department’s guest lecture series. Invited

Unruh JD (2005) International development and postwar property rights: overview. Presented at the Marianopolis College International Development Program, Montreal. Invited

Unruh JD (2005) Postwar reconstruction of land tenure systems: cross country comparisons. Presented at the Canadian Council of Areas Studies Learned Societies, Furthering the Globalization Debate: Cross Regional Comparisons. April 27 – May 1, Montreal.

Unruh JD (2005) Post conflict land tenure in East Timor: bridging the formal – informal legal domain. Presented at the 101st  Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, April 6 - 9, Denver, CO.

Unruh JD (2004) Land rights reception and environmental change in southern Zambia. Presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association / 34th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of African Studies, 11 – 14 November, New Orleans

Unruh JD (2004) The African land tenure disconnect: environment, development, and the evidence landscape. Guest speaker, Center for African Studies, University of Florida, Gainesville, March 22. Invited

Unruh JD (2003) The role of land and property rights in peacebuilding: the case of East Timor.
Paper presentation and learning lab topic at the conference on “New Paths to Peace: Integrated Approaches to Building Sustainable Peace and Development,” 5 – 7 November, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Unruh JD (2003) Migration, land tenure and deforestation: legal pluralism and ‘clearing to claim’ in Southern Zambia. Presented at the “Open Meeting of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Research Community,” 16-18 October, Montreal, Canada

Unruh JD (2003) Timor Leste Land Law Program. Presented at Associates in Rural Development. 25 September, 2003, Burlington VT. Invited

Unruh JD (2003) Water Resource Sharing: Small-scale Farmers and Pastoralists In Somalia. Indiana University Global Center Summer Institute. 16 July. Indiana University-Bloomington. Invited

Unruh JD (2003) Poverty and property rights in the developing world: not as simple as we would like. Presented at “The Mystery of Capital and the Construction of Social Reality” Workshop on Property Rights, featuring Hernando de Soto and John Searle’s work. April 12-15, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.

Unruh JD (2003) Development and conflict resolution institutions in the Ethiopian pastoral commons: the role of confrontation in rule-making. Presented at the 99th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, March 5 – 8, New Orleans, LA.

Unruh JD (2003) Political Ecology in Africa. Presentation and panelist: Political Ecology in the Regions II: Africa. 99th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, March 5 – 8, New Orleans, LA.

Heron L, Marquardt M, Unruh J (2002) Land tenure and property rights in East Timor. Presentation made to the US Embassy, Dilli, East Timor. Oct 6. Invited

Heron L, Marquardt M, Unruh J (2002) Property rights and the donor community in East Timor. Presented to the United Nations HABITAT Working Group in East Timor, Dili, East Timor, Oct 4.

Heron L, Marquardt M, Unruh J (2002) Land tenure and property rights in East Timor: current situation and potential problems. Presented to international donors in East Timor. Office of Transitional Initiatives, USAID, Dili, East Timor. Sept 27.

Heron L, Marquardt M, Unruh J (2002) Current land tenure problems in East Timor. Presented to USAID Asia and Near East Bureau personnel, Dili, East Timor, Oct 2.

Unruh JD (2002) Forum shopping and conflict resolution in the Ethiopian pastoral commons. Presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, December 5-8,    2002, Washington, DC

Unruh JD (2002) Land dispute resolution in Mozambique: evidence and institutions of agroforestry technology adoption. Presented at the 9th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property, 17 - 21 June, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Unruh JD (2002) Poverty and environment in highland east Africa: degradation versus conservation of agrobiodiversity. Presented at the 98th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, March 18 – 23, Los Angeles, CA.

Unruh JD (2001) Migration induced legal pluralism in land tenure: implications for environmental change. Presented at Wengen 2001: International Workshop on Environmental Change: Implications for Population Migrations. Switzerland, September 19 - 22, 2001.Organized in collaboration with: HEI (Graduate School for International Studies, University of Geneva, Switzerland) IHDP (International Human Dimensions Program) IUKB (Institut Universitaire Kurt Bösch, Switzerland)Invited to give keynote address

Unruh JD (2001) The linking remote sensing and oral history: CIPEC research in forest change. Invited speaker to the Indiana University African Studies Program Summer Institute on “Incorporating Africa’s Oral Heritage and Indigenous Knowledge into a Changing World. June 12.

Unruh JD (2001) The dilemma of African agrobiodiversity: the role of food insecurity in promoting conservation. Presented at the Conference on Environmental Issues and Development in Africa. Center for African Studies, the Ohio State University, May 5 Columbus OH.

Unruh JD (2001) Agricultural biodiversity in highland Ethiopia: genetic erosion or conservation? Presented at the 97th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, February 27 to March 3, New York, NY.

Unruh JD (2000) The Cultural Ecological Persistence of ‘Reservoirs’ of Crop Genetic Diversity in Highland Ethiopia. African Studies Association, Forty-Third Annual Meeting, November 16-19, Nashville, TN

Unruh JD (2000) Agrobiodiversity in Highland Ethiopia: Genetic Erosion or Conservation? Invited speaker to Eastern Illinois University, November 13.

Unruh JD (2000) The dilemma of agrobiodiversity and food security. Invited speaker to the noon talks at Indiana University’s African Studies Program. October.

Unruh JD (2000) Aggregating Indigenous Knowledge Decision-making for Landscape Scale Analysis. Invited Speaker to Indiana University Department of Anthropology’s Summer Institute: “Incorporating Africa’s Oral Heritage and Indigenous Knowledge into a Changing World,” July 18

Unruh JD (2000) The Role of the Center for the Study of Institutions, Population, and Environmental Change (CIPEC) in the Creation of the Department of Natural Sciences at  Katmandu University, Nepal. Conference on Higher Education and USAID: Synergy in  Development 2000, Association Liaison Office for University Cooperation in Development, Washington DC, July 11-14

Unruh JD (2000) Land Tenure and Legal Pluralism. Presented at the Summer Institute of the Center for the Study of Institutions Population and Environmental Change (CIPEC), May 25

Unruh JD (2000) Changing Dispute Resolution Institutions in the Ethiopian Pastoral Commons. Paper presented at the Eighth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property, May 31-June 4, 2000 Bloomington, Indiana, USA

Unruh JD (1998) Research overview – Latin America, Africa. Guest speaker, Center for the Study of Institutions, Population, and Environmental Change; and Department of Geography, Indiana University-Bloomington

Unruh JD (1998) Land Resource Dispute Resolution in Mozambique: Providing an Enabling Legal Environment to Local Communities. Paper and poster presented at the 94th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers. 25 - 29 March, Boston, MA

Unruh JD (1998) Land tenure and the peace process in Mozambique: the role of land dispute resolution in ‘critical resource’ areas. Guest speaker, Department of Political Science, University of California-Irvine.

Unruh JD (1997) Postwar recovery of African Agriculture: the role of critical resource tenure in Mozambique. Paper presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, 13-16 November, Columbus, OH

Unruh JD (1995) The role of critical resource tenure in the post-conflict recovery of African agriculture: the case of Somalia. Paper presented at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers. 14-18 March, Chicago, IL

Unruh JD (1994) Resource use and access arrangements in the settlement of Sudan’s Internal       Refugees. Paper presented at the Third International Conference of Sudan Studies, 7-10 November, Boston, MA

Unruh JD (1993) Refugee resettlement on the Horn of Africa: the integration of host and refugee land use patterns. Paper presented at the 89th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers. 15-19 March, Atlanta GA.

Unruh JD (1993) Post famine rehabilitation of agricultural production systems in Southern Somalia: Resource tenure issues in ‘high potential’ areas. Paper presented at The Fifth International Congress of Somali Studies, 1-7 December, Worcester and Boston, MA

Unruh JD (1991) Agroforestry and sustainable development. Special Conference on Sustainable   Development. 4 September, Bennington College. Invited

Unruh JD (1991) Current land use in the tropics and its potential for sequestering carbon. Paper presented at the Technical Workshop to Explore Options for Global Forestry Management. April 24 - 29, Bangkok, Thailand.

Unruh JD (1990) Irrigated agriculture and transhumant pastoralism, resource competition. Paper   presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, 1 - 4 November, Baltimore, MD

Roth M, and Unruh J (1989) Land title, tenure security and household differentiation in the Lower Shebelli region, Somalia. Paper presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, Atlanta GA, November 1-4

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