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Richard Falk

Richard Falk

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falk@global.ucsb.edu

Biography

Richard Falk is chair of International Board of Advisers of POMEAS. He 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). Between 2002 and 2013 he has been associated with Global & International Studies at the Santa Barbara campus of the University of California, and is continuing to directs a research project on ‘Climate Change, Human Security, and Democracy’ in his role as Fellow of the Orfalea Center.

Professor Falk has been the Special Rapporteur on Occupied Palestine for the United Nations Human Rights Council between 2008 and 2014. He served as Chair of the Board, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, 2004-2012, and is now its Senior Vice President. 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. Since 2012 he has been an Honorary Fellow of the International State Crime Initiative located in London.

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); (Re)Imaging Humane Global Governance (2014).