Ian Smillie

Ian Smillie has lived and worked in Africa and Asia as a teacher, consultant, investigator and writer. For the past ten years his career has focused on blood diamonds, the wars they fuelled and a scheme designed to stop them. This has taken him from the jungles of West Africa to the backstreets of Antwerp and a war crimes tribunal in The Hague, where he was the first witness in the trial of Liberian warlord Charles Taylor.

Festival Event:
Blood on the Stone: Greed, Corruption and War in the Global Diamond Trade

Sunday, October 24 2010 @ 8:00

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