Richard Falk is Albert G. Professor of International Law and Practice Emeritus at Princeton where he was a member of the faculty for 40 years. Since 2002 he has been associated with Global & International Studies at UCSB as a research professor. He is currently directing “Global Climate Change, Human Security, and Democracy,” a grant-funded research project under the auspices of the Orfalea Center. He has also been associated with two projects that are jointly sponsored by the United Nations University in Tokyo and the Orfalea Center. The first is devoted to “Legality and Legitimacy in Global Politics,” which has resulted in a book to be published by Oxford University Press in 2011. The second is entitled “The World in 2030,” has held two workshops in Delhi, India, and will lead to an edited book publication.
Falk has been Special Rapporteur on Occupied Palestine for the UN Human Rights Council since 2008, and served on a panel of experts appointed by the President of the UN General Assembly, 2008-2009. He is Chair of the Board of Directors, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, an NGO located in Santa Barbara. He is also a member of the editorial board of several journals and magazines, including the American Journal of International Law, Third World Quarterly, Globalizations, The Nation, and The Progressive. Formerly, he was for many years North American Director of the World Order Models Project.
Among his books are the following: The Role of Domestic Courts in the International Legal Order (1965); The Strategy of World Order (edited with Saul Mendlovitz, 4 vols., 1966); Legal Order in a Violent World (1968); The Status of Law in International Society (1970); The Vietnam War and International Law (ed., 4 vols., 1968-1976); The Future of the International Legal Order (ed. with Cyril Black, 4 vol., 1969-1971); This Endangered Planet: Prospects and Proposals for Human Survival (1971); A Study of Future Worlds (1975); Law in an Emerging Global Village: A Post-Westphalian Perspective (1999); Predatory Globalization: A Critique (2000); Human Rights Horizons (2001); Religion and Humane Global Governance (2002); (Re)framing World Politics (edited with Lester Ruiz, R.B.J. Walker, 2002); Unlocking the Middle East (edited by Jean Allain, 2003);The Great Terror War (2003); The Declining World Order: America’s Neoimperial Geopolitics (2004); The Record of the Paper: How the NY Times Misreports Foreign Policy ( with Howard Friel) (2004); International Law and World Order (ed. With Burns Weston, Hilary Charlesworth, and Andy Strauss, 4th ed, 2006); Crimes of War: Iraq (edited with R.J. Lifton, Irene Gendzier) (2006); Israel-Palestine on the Record: How the New York Times Misreports Conflict in the Middle East (with Howard Friel) (2007); The Costs of War: International Law, the UN, and World Order after Iraq (2008); Human Rights: Critical Concepts in Political Science, 5 vols.( edited with Hilal Elver and Lisa Hajjar) (2008); At the Nuclear Precipice (edited with David Krieger) (2008); Achieving Human Rights (2009).