Ken Rutherford

Ken Rutherford

Areas of expertise:

  • International Peacekeeping
  • International Security
  • African Politics
  • Conventional Weapons

With a passion for humanitarian aid and preventing the use of landmines, international peacekeeping, international security, African politics and conventional weapons, Rutherford gives presentations around the world. He has written two solo books, authored over 40 articles, and has won many awards for his efforts, including his leadership in the international campaign to ban landmines that won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992. He is the Director of JMU’s Center of International Stabilization and Relief, where his team works on various outreach projects and produces the Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction, the largest record of conventional weapons, each year. He continues to travel around the world to speak on humanitarian issues.

Rutherford holds a Ph.D. from Georgetown University, and B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Colorado.


Media contact: Eric Gorton,, 540-908-1760.

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