Cambridge Centre for Palestine Studies World Zoom Premiere Launch of PUBLIC INTELLECTUAL: THE LIFE OF A CITIZEN PILGRIM by Prof. Richard Falk

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April 15, 2021
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Arabic History / Studies, Communication, Diplomacy and International Relations, Human Rights, Humanities

World Premiere Memoir Launch

The Cambridge Centre for Palestine Studies is delighted to present a forthcoming special webinar in our book discussion series, which aims at presenting and discussing books published about pertinent issues to Palestine in various academic disciplines.

We have the pleasure of inviting you to participate in a discussion on Professor Richard A. Falk’s memoir, ‘Public Intellectual: The Life of a Citizen Pilgrim’.

On this occasion

Makram Khoury-Machool

will also be hosting:

Helena Kennedy, Daniel Ellsberg, Vandana Shiva and Raji Sourani

This political memoir reveals how Richard Falk became prominent in America and internationally as both a public intellectual and citizen pilgrim. Falk built a life of progressive commitment, highlighted by visits to North Vietnam during the Vietnam War, to Iran during the Islamic Revolution, to South Africa at the height of the struggle against apartheid, and frequently to Palestine and Israel. This led to his enduring many defamatory attacks especially in reaction to his expressions of solidarity with the Palestinian struggle. The assault reached its height during the six-year period when Falk served as UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Occupied Palestine.

Along the way, while a professor of international law at Princeton University, he has published more than 50 books on many scholarly topics, including studies of the profound dangers now facing humanity, the relevance of international law and the UN, and prospects for transforming world order in the direction of peace, justice, and ecological viability. Two themes have dominated his public roles--engaging with the controversies of the present and envisioning a future of world order that is humane and sensitive to ecological limits.

Date: Thursday 15 April 2021 Time: 6- 7:30 pm (BST), 20:00-21:30 (Palestine)

Via Zoom
Webinar ID: 898 4623 1779
Passcode: 851081

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If you find out that the event is oversubscribed and that there is no room on our Palestine House Zoom account then please revert to our Facebook page where the event will be Livestreamed:

Contact Info: 

Dr. Victoria Araj, Academic Development Officer, Cambridge Centre for Palestine Studies 

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