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A Conversation with Professor Richard Falk on Human Rights, the Middle East, and the Future of the World

17 September, 2013
4pm - 5:30pm

The CISS Speaker Series continues this September with an intimate discussion with Professor Richard Falk, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, about human rights, the Middle East, and the state of world politics.

Richard FalkRichard Falk is Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law Emeritus at Princeton University where he was a member of the faculty for forty years (1961-2001).  Since 2002 he has been associated with Global & International Studies at the Santa Barbara campus of the University of California where he is currently Research Professor, and directs a research project on ‘Climate Change, Human Security, and Democracy.’

Professor Falk has been the Special Rapporteur on Occupied Palestine for the United Nations Human Rights Council since 2008. He served as Chair of the Board, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, 2004-2012. In 2008-2009 he was appointed expert advisor to the President of the UN General Assembly. He is a member of the editorial boards of The Nation and The Progressive magazines, is an Honorary Editor of the American Journal of International Law, and a member of the international advisory editorial boards of Third World Quarterly and Globalizations.

Over the years, Falk has published more than 50 books, including Legal Order in a Violent World (1968); This Endangered Planet: Prospects and Proposals for Human Survival (1971); A Study of Future Worlds (1975); Predatory Globalization: A Critique (1999); Religion and Humane Global Governance (2001). His most recent books Achieving Human Rights (2009); a co-edited volume entitled Legality and Legitimacy in Global Affairs (2012); Global Parliament (with Andrew Strauss)(2011); Path to Zero: Dialogues on Nuclear Dangers (2012).




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Location: Director's Home (Directions supplied upon RSVP)

Contact:Raelene Loong
Phone: 61 2 9036 9529 (Mon - Wed)

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