Richard Falk is Albert G. Professor of International Law and Practice Emeritus at Princeton and, until recently, research professor of Global & International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  Falk’s many books and articles explore the challenges of building a more just, peaceful, ecologically sound, and economically humane world order.  His scholarship has shaped the disciplines of International Relations, Environmental Studies, Peace and Conflict Resolution, and Human Rights as well as associated fields.  Falk was an early and vocal critic of the Vietnam War and has remained an active voice for the dispossessed, politically marginalized, and often silenced people of the world.  He served as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights to the Palestinian Territory and expert witness in numerous international disputes.  All his scholarly and activist efforts stem from a deep commitment to take suffering seriously.