“Born to Jewish parents in 1930, Richard Falk is Professor Emeritus of International Law and Policy at Princeton University. Since his 2001 retirement from the Princeton faculty, he has served as a Visiting Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In 2003 he took part in the Socialist Scholars Conference. He is Chairman of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation; a longtime prominent member of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers; and a longtime member of The Nation’s editorial board. Central to the theme of his life’s work, which includes the writing of more than twenty books, is Falk’s consistent opposition to American foreign policies, including the War on Terror. He characterizes such measures as the Domestic Security Enhancement Act and the Patriot Act as “sweeping powers” that represent a “slide toward fascism.”
In this interview with Professor John Haas of Cerritos College, Falk speaks about his work as U.N. Rapporteur, the Israeli Occupation, Israeli violations of International Law, including violations of the Geneva Convention, collective punishment of Palestinians, and Israeli settlements. Professor Falk also speaks about his book
Palestine: The Legitimacy of Hope.