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Dr. Richard Falk discusses U.S. Foreign Policy

Dr. Richard Falk recently visited campus for a lecture titled "Why U.S. Foreign Policy is Failing in the Middle East," in an event presented by the Morton-Kenney Public Affairs Lecture Series, and co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science and the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. The event was held at Morris Library on November 18. Both the video as well as the transcripts (PDF) are available below:


Richard Falk is Albert G. Milbank Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University and Fellow of the Orfalea Center of Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He currently directs at a project on Climate Change, Human Security, and Democracy at UCSB. He serves as Senior Vice Chair of the Board of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. In 1965 he acted as counsel to Ethiopia and Liberia in the Southwest Africa Cases before the International Court of Justice. A recent book, (Re)Imagining Humane Global Governance (2014), proposes a value-oriented assessment of world order and future trends.

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 was a member of the Independent International Commission on Kosovo. Between 2008 and 2014 Falk served as UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights.

Click here to view the original event flyer (PDF).