Richard Falk

Richard Falk

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 directs the project on Global Climate Change, Human Security, and Democracy at UCSB and formerly served as director the North American group in the World Order Models Project. Between 2008 and 2014, Falk served as UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Occupied Palestine. His most recent book, (Re)Imagining Humane Global Governance (2014), proposes a value-oriented assessment of world order and future trends. He is the author or coauthor of many books, including Religion and Humane Global Governance (2001), Explorations at the Edge of Time (1993), Revolutionaries and Functionaries (1988), The Promise of World Order (1988), Indefensible Weapons (1983), A Study of Future Worlds (1975), and This Endangered Planet (1973).

GTI Contributions
Richard Falk
Roundtable
Contribution to Party Time?

February 2019

The prime historical moment for a world political party may have passed, but the idea can still inspire us to move forward.
A contribution to an exchange on A World Political Party: The Time Has Come


Richard Falk
Roundtable
Contribution to How to Ban the Bomb - A Roundtable

August 2018

The world today, with its anodyne arms control paradigm and resurgent nationalism, makes nuclear disarmament an uphill battle, but there’s still hope.


Richard Falk
Roundtable
Contribution to Roundtable on Global Government

October 2017

Without transforming both the economic and ideological premises of state-centrism, there is little chance of moving toward the vision Cabrera lays out.




Changing the Political Climate: A Transitional Imperative
Essay
Changing the Political Climate: A Transitional Imperative

September 2014

Claims of “world citizenship” are premature in the absence of a global political community. The concept of the “citizen pilgrim” can help us reimagine citizenship as the struggle to create such a community to bring humane global governance to the twenty-first century.

Commentary from Franck Amalric, Joseph Camilleri, Larry George, Robert Johansen, and Robert Paehlke, and a response by the author.