Jon Unruh

Jon Unruh is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at McGill. Hisresearch, applied and policy work over the past 20 years has focused on the human geography of war affected countries. Dr. Unruh has worked extensively in contexts affected by largescale displacement, and has a particular interest is the recovery of war-affected land and property rights systems. His past work has dealt with Islamic, traditional, legal and warlord approaches to land rights in war-torn scenarios. His research has also examined the relationship between land tenure and environmental change. Dr. Unruh has worked in war-affected countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, and has engaged with the United Nations, donors and a variety of governments to rebuild land and property rights systems after war.

His research has appeared in publications including the Natural Resources Forum, Progress in Development Studies, and the Annals of the Association of American Geographers.

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