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The War You Dont See explores in graphic detail the role of the media in imperialist wars like Iraq and Afghanistan and questions why so many journalists subscribe to the ideologies of their governments in the reporting of those wars. It also challenges the reporting of war crimes, especially those committed by western powers. It is first and foremost a film about truth and justice.
Full details of John Pilger’s work can be found at johnpilger.com
Noam Chomsky is Professor of Linguistics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While he is highly esteemed within his first discipline, Chomsky is also widely known as a political commentator and philosopher. He has been a leading critic of US foreign policy since the Vietnam War in the 1960s and has written widely on the use of US power overseas. His books on this topic include Hegemony or Survival and Power and Terror: Post-9/11 Talks and Interviews. He has also published on Cambodia, the Middle East, Central and Latin America, Kosovo and East Timor. Most recently he has written books on anarchism and resistance, including New Worlds of Indigenous Resistance (2010). A full list of publications can be found on Professor Chomsky’s MIT Profile.
We are delighted to announce the arrival of Professor Richard Falk as an Honorary Fellow at ISCI. Richard is Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice Emeritus at Princeton University and a Research Professor at the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). Since 2008 Richard has been Special Rapporteur on Occupied Palestine for the UN Human Rights Council and previously served on a Human Rights Inquiry Commission for the Palestinian Territories, appointed by the United Nations (2001) and on the Independent International Commission on Kosovo (1999-2000). He is the author of many books, including The Six Legal Dimensions of the Vietnam War (1968) and The Costs of War: International Law, the UN, and World Order After Iraq (2007).
It was with great sadness that we at ISCI learnt of the death Stan Cohen, Emeritus Professor of Sociology and one of our honorary fellows. Stan passed away, after a long illness, on 7th January 2013.
Stan Cohen made outstanding contributions to several areas of sociology and criminology, and not least to the study of state crime. His 1993 article ‘Human rights and Crimes of the State: the Culture of Denial,’ and his book States of Denial (2001) were key works in the emergence of state crime studies within criminology, and remain among the mos important works in the field. Although he was in poor health for many years, Stan continued to contribute actively to the study of criminology and human rights. He will be greatly missed.