an environment and human rights expert
He is the Director of Land and Resource Rights (LRR) at the World Resources Institute. LRR seeks to strengthen land tenure and natural resource rights of rural people and communities. Over his long career, he has primarily focused on researching the connections between the environment and human rights and the environment and democracy. Veit has done research in a number of African countries, e.g. Sierra Leone and Rwanda. He is an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University.