Partner & Operations Officer
Jon Calame is a founding partner of Minerva Partners. A decade of field-based research on urban partition and post-conflict revitalization is summarized in a book entitled Divided Cities: Beirut, Belfast, Jerusalem, Mostar and Nicosia, released in March 2009 by the University of Pennsylvania Press as part of its "The City in the 21st Century" series. He is a recipient of the Rome Prize in 2009-2010 for historic preservation and in 2007 was a senior Fulbright Fellow in Cyprus studying the Nicosia Master Plan team. Before joining Minerva Partners, Mr. Calame served as partnerships manager for the World Monuments Fund in New York, where he managed conservation field projects in Panamá, Poland, Mexico, the Czech Republic and Bosnia-Herzegovina. His work in Mostar involved collaboration with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, the World Bank and the Municipality of Mostar towards a comprehensive rehabilitation scheme for neighborhoods and individual monuments in the war-torn city. Mr. Calame has lectured widely on the topic of post-conflict reconstruction, divided cities, and iconoclasm. Mr. Calame holds a bachelor’s degree in art history from Yale and a master's degree in historic preservation from Columbia University's School of Architecture.