Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories
Richard Falk delivers the 11th Annual Edward Said Memorial Lecture. Since Edward Said’s death in 2003 a number of institutions around the world have sponsored talks by renowned academics in his honor. This lecture is by Richard Falk. He says of Edward Said, that he “addresses the challenge of apparent defeat and the accompanying feelings of hopelessness. He chooses resistance. He declares a refusal to accept the unacceptable, however unfavorable the ‘facts on the ground.’”
Recorded at Princeton University.
Richard Falk is professor emeritus of international law at Princeton. He is the recipient of the UNESCO Peace Education Prize. He served as special rapporteur for the United Nations from 2008-2014 on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories. He is the author of numerous books including The Great Terror War, Unlocking the Middle East, Palestine: The Legitimacy of Hope and Chaos and Counterrevolution: After The Arab Spring. He is the co-author of Protecting Human Rights in Occupied Palestine.