Richard Falk, one of the preeminent international law scholars and advocates of his generation, will be joining a conversation at the Promise Institute for Human Rights to discuss his newly published political memoir. His own career spans many of the major milestones in international law and international affairs of the last seventy five years ranging from negotiations to end the Vietnam war, to the Iranian revolution, to the peace process in Israel Palestine, to nuclear arms control, to the establishment of an international convention on the Law of the Sea, to the growth in scale and ambition of the international human rights movement to the creation of international war crimes tribunals to innovation in international environmental law and protection. Across all these roles, he has been both a prominent scholar and contributor to international law and a committed and principled advocate for justice. In discussing his memoir, he will be in conversation with some of the other leading international lawyers and scholars whose careers have been shaped or influenced by his trail-blazing work.
• Michael Lynk, UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights Situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories
• Andrew Strauss, Professor and Dean of Dayton School of Law
• Kate Mackintosh, Executive Director of Promise Institute and former Deputy Registrar of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY)
Moderated by Aslı Bâli, Professor and Faculty Director, Promise Institute for Human Rights
Co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies, UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, UCLA Department of Political Science, UCLA International & Comparative Law Program, American Society of International Law