Richard Falk

Richard Falk

Richard Falk is Albert G. Milbank Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University, Chair of Global Law at Queen Mary University London, and Research Associate at 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 book (Re)Imagining Humane Global Governance (2014) proposes a value-oriented assessment of world order and future trends. His most recent books are Power Shift (2016), Revisiting the Vietnam War (2017), On Nuclear Weapons: Denuclearization, Demilitarization and Disarmament (2019), and On Public Imagination: A Political & Ethical Imperative, edited with Victor Faessel and Michael Curtin (2019). He is the author or co-author 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 (1972).




Tellus Publications (Selected)


Changing the Political Climate: A Transitional Imperative

Richard Falk

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.