• “Trade Ban & Zimbabwe: Be The First To Say No”
    In Store, January 2010
  • “Can a Burma Ban Make a Difference?
    Supporting a Ban: The Ethical Choice”
    Modern Jeweler, February 2008
  • “A More Farsighted Approach to Burma”
    The Irawaddy, September 2005
  • “Reaching the End of ‘Business as Usual'”
    Professional Jeweler, May 2005
  • “Colored Stones with a Conscience”, February 2005
  • “Do One Little Thing”
    Professional Jeweler, August 2004
  • “Banned: Burma Gems in the Crossfire”
    Ruby-Sapphire, October 2003
  • “Burma: Conflict Ruby”
    Modern Jeweler, September 2003


  • Global Post, “How the Shiny Agate Stones in Jewelry and Rosary Beads are Killing Workers,” March 21, 2013
  • Instore magazine, “Jeweler/Activist Trains Sights on Victims of Gem Grinding,” March 22, 2013
  • “Blood Rubies: A Lens into Burma,” The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago, IL, February 27, 2012
  • Michigan Avenue magazine, “Q &A with: Brian Leber of Leber Jeweler,” May 24, 2012
  • “Due Diligence in the Supply Chain,” US Department of State, Washington, DC, March 17, 2011
  • Voice of America, “Zimbabwe and Conflict Diamonds.” January 21, 2010
  • “Blood Diamonds in Zimbabwe,” Human Rights Watch, Chicago, IL, January
    20, 2010
  • Chicago Public Radio, Worldview, hosted by Jerome McDonnell,
    “Blood Diamonds in Zimbabwe,” January 20, 2010
  • National Public Radio, Tell Me More, hosted by Jacki
    Lyden, “Is Your Christmas Diamond Dirty?” December 22, 2009
  • 60 Minutes“A Blind Eye: Congo’s Conflict Gold,” November 29, 2009
  • “An International Perspective: Natural Resource-Based
    Economies in the Coral Triangle,” June 2009, Capitol Hill Oceans Week,
    Washington DC
  • Al Jazeera English TV, “US Considers closing Myanmar
    Gem Loophole,
     May 22, 2008
  • Chicago Public Radio, Worldview, hosted by Jerome
    McDonnell, “Burmese Gem Ban Legislation,” May 8, 2008
  • Chicago Public Radio, Worldview, hosted by Jerome McDonnell,
    Interview with Brian Leber, Aug 7, 2008
  • Chicago Public Radio, Worldview, hosted by Jerome McDonnell, 
    Interview with Brian Leber
    , Dec 4, 2007
  • “Burma, Sanctions, and Gemstones,” November 2007,
    US Congressional Human Rights Caucus, Washington DC
  • “Greenwashing ” (November 2007, Foresight Design, Panel Discussion
  • “What is Ethical? The Jewelry Dilemma,” October 2007, Washington, DC
  • “The Hope of Responsibility; Ethics, Issues and the Jewelry Industry,” March 2007, Washington, DC
  • “Fair Trade: Is It Just an International Issue?” (March 2006, Foresight Design, Panel Discussion
  • “Diamonds & Conflict: A Search for an Ethical Solution,” February 2006, DePaul University, Lecture
  • Advocacy trip to Washington, DC with Dr. Cynthia Maung of the Mae Tao Clinic , November 2005
  • “Ethics and the Diamond Trade,” November 2005, DePaul University, Lecture
  • “Burma: The Case for Sanctions,” February 2004, AGTA Tucson, AZ, Gem Conference