Lynch Lecture Features Richard Falk

Posted: April 1, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger

Richard A. Falk will present “Resolving Conflict in the 21st Century: New Challenges, New Opportunities” for the 17th Annual Vernon M. and Minnie I. Lynch Lecture. All are invited to the lecture, which is sponsored by the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) to bring the idea and theory of conflict analysis and resolution to the attention of the university community. The lecture will be held on Monday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center Dewberry Hall. There will be a reception at 6:30 p.m.

“I look upon the lecture as a chance to develop a more comprehensive view of the new problematique of violence, conflict, law, and justice,” says Falk. His most recent book, The Great Terror War, considers the American response to Sept. 11, 2001, including its relationship to the patriotic duties of American citizens.

Falk is Albert G. Milbank Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University and Visiting Distinguished Professor in Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His numerous books include Religion and Humane Global Governance; Human Rights Horizons; On Humane Governance: Toward a New Global Politics; Explorations at the Edge of Time; Revolutionaries and Functionaries; The Promise of World Order; Human Rights and State Sovereignty; A Study of Future Worlds; and This Endangered Planet.

In 2001, Falk served on the Human Rights Inquiry Commission for the Palestine Territories appointed by the United Nations, and on the Independent International Commission on Kosovo. A versatile scholar, Falk serves on the boards of many journals and organizations and has given numerous expert judicial and legislative testimonies on important cases. He serves as chair of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s Board of Directors and as honorary vice president of the American Society of International Law. He received his JSD from Harvard University.

The Lynch Lectures were established by ICAR in gratitude to Edwin (deceased) and Helen Lynch, friends of ICAR and prominent Virginians. The Lynches made a substantial gift to the university in 1987 to establish a chair, currently held by Daniel Druckman, in the name of Vernon M. and Minnie I. Lynch, Edwin Lynch’s parents.

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