Richard Anderson Falk is Albert G. Milbank Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University and research fellow, Orfalea Centre of Global and International Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara. Falk is a renowned international law and international relations scholar who completed a six-year term as UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Occupied Palestine. He is the author or coauthor of over 20 books, plus countless edited volumes and articles on the subjects of human rights, international law, and global institutions. His recent book Include (Re) Imagining Humane Global Governance (2014) proposes a value-oriented assessment of world order and future trends and Palestine: The Legitimacy of Hope (2015) that considers Palestinian resistance and prospects. Falk has also chaired or served on the board of numerous organizations including the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation based in Santa Barbara. Falk also acted as counsel to Ethiopia and Liberia in the Southwest Africa Cases before the International Court of Justice. He currently directs the "Global Climate Change, Human Security, and Democracy" project at the Orfalea Center of Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and also is senior adviser to the “Pomeas Project on Politics in the Middle East after the Arab Spring," at the Istanbul Policy Center, Sabanci University.