Revisiting the Geopolitics of the Middle East
Public lecture organized by Center for Middle Eastern Studies and RWI
Moderator: Morten Kjærum, Director RWI
About the Speaker
Richard Falk is Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice Emeritus, Princeton University and currently Distinguished Research Fellow, Orfalea Center of Global Studies, UCSB. He was UN Special Rapporteur for Occupied Palestine, 2008-2014. In 2017 he co-authored a UN report entitled “Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian People and Question of Apartheid” that generated controversy and widespread discussion. He is Senior Vice President of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. He writes a blog on issues of world peace and global justice <richardfalk.wordpress.com> During 2017 he gave talks and lectures in France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Turkey, and Lebanon, as well as the United States. In 2018 he will be Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Institute of State Crime, Queen Mary’s University London, UK.
In 1972 he published This Endangered Planet: Prospects and Proposals for Human Survival (Random House, 1972). His most recent book is Revisiting the Vietnam War: the Selected Writing of Richard Falk, ed. Stefan Andersson, Cambridge University Press, 2017. Other recent books are Humanitarian Intervention and Legitimacy Wars (2014), Palestine: The Legitimacy of Hope (2015), Chaos & Counterrevolution: After the Arab Spring (2015), Power Shift: On the New Global Order, London, Zed Book, (2016); Waiting for Rainbows (poetry)(2016); Palestine’s Horizon: Towards a Just Peace, London, Pluto, (2017); Exploring Emergent Global Thresholds: Towards 2030 (edited with Manoranjan Mohanty and Victor Faessel) Delhi, (2017).