A Vision of UN Reform: Global Challenge to Governments and Citizens - Richard Falk

November 17, 2008
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The Pacific Basin Research Center Distinguished Speakers Series Presents

Richard Falk

“A Vision of UN Reform: Global Challenge to Governments and Citizens”

Monday, 17 November 2008 5:00 p.m.
Pauling 216


Richard Falk is Albert G. Milbank Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University and Visiting Distinguished Professor in Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In March 2008 the United Nations appointed Richard Falk to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) as a special investigator on Israeli actions in the Palestinian territories. His most recent book, The Great Terror War (2003), considers the American response to September 11, including its relationship to the patriotic duties of American Citizens. In 2001 he served on a three person Human Rights Inquiry Commission for the Palestine Territories that was appointed by the United Nations, and previously, on the Independent International Commission on Kosovo. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including Religion and Humane Global Governance; Human Rights Horizons; On Humane Governance: and Toward a New Global Politics.