Conversation at the Crossroads invites you to a unique, international online event about two remarkable books and two inspiring journeys.
The books are Richard Falk's Public Intellectual: The Life of a Citizen Pilgrim, and Stuart Rees' Cruelty or Humanity.
Richard Falk is one of the world’s leading scholars in the fields of International Relations and International Law. He is Professor Emeritus of International Law, Princeton University; Professor, Orfalea Center of Global and International Studies, University of California Santa Barbara; author/co-author of over 70 books, and hundreds of journal articles. He has served in various roles for the United Nations and non-government organisations, including as UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (2008-2014). He has been an animator, convener, contributor for numerous national and itnernational initiatives, including the Independent International Commission on Kosovo.
Stuart Rees is Emeritus Professor University of Sydney where for twenty years he held the chair in Social Work & Social Policy and founded the Sydney Peace Foundation which established the prestigious Sydney Peace Prize. His writings on peace and social justice issues and several anthologies of poetry, illuminate the present social and political landscape and pose the biggest question of all, what does it mean to be human.
Hilary Charlesworth is Laureate Professor at Melbourne Law School and Distinguished Professor in the Regulatory Institutions Network at the Australian National University.
Punam Yadav is Research Fellow in Gender and Disasters in the Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction, University College London.