TRANSCEND Members November Birthdays

TRANSCEND News, 14 Nov 2022

Antonio C. S. Rosa | Editor – TRANSCEND Media Service

We at TRANSCEND Media Service wish our distinguished members a HAPPY BIRTHDAY with many returns. We take this opportunity to thank them for all their contributions to the world–and to TMS. Bless your lives!

Vandana Shiva, 5 November 1952 –> 70 years

TRANSCEND Member Prof. Vandana Shiva is a physicist, ecofeminist, philosopher, activist, and author of more than 20 books and 500 papers. She is the founder of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology, and has campaigned for biodiversity, conservation and farmers’ rights, winning the Right Livelihood Award [Alternative Nobel Prize] in 1993. She is executive director of the Navdanya Trust. Navdanya and the Navdanya movement were created by Dr. Shiva 30 years ago in India to defend Seed and Food sovereignty and small farmers around the world.


Richard Falk, 13 November 1930 –> 92 years

Richard Falk is a member of the TRANSCEND Network, Albert G. Milbank Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University, Chair of Global Law, Faculty of Law, at Queen Mary University London,  Research Associate the Orfalea Center of Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Fellow of the Tellus Institute. He directed the project on Global Climate Change, Human Security, and Democracy at UCSB and formerly served as director the North American group in the World Order Models Project. Between 2008 and 2014, Falk served as UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Occupied Palestine. His book, (Re)Imagining Humane Global Governance (2014), proposes a value-oriented assessment of world order and future trends. His most recent books are Power Shift (2016); Revisiting the Vietnam War (2017); On Nuclear Weapons: Denuclearization, Demilitarization and Disarmament (2019); and On Public Imagination: A Political & Ethical Imperative, ed. with Victor Faessel & Michael Curtin (2019). He is the author or coauthor of other books, including Religion and Humane Global Governance (2001), Explorations at the Edge of Time (1993), Revolutionaries and Functionaries (1988), The Promise of World Order (1988), Indefensible Weapons (with Robert Jay Lifton, 1983), A Study of Future Worlds (1975), and This Endangered Planet (1972). His memoir, Public Intellectual: The Life of a Citizen Pilgrim was published in March 2021 and received an award from Global Policy Institute at Loyala Marymount University as ‘the best book of 2021.’ He has been nominated frequently for the Nobel Peace Prize since 2009.



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2 Responses to “TRANSCEND Members November Birthdays”

  1. Dear Vandana and Richard

    We happily join Antonio in wishing you both well on your respective birthdays and throughout the year ahead.

    While long inspired and educated by your rigorous and engaged scholarship, it is your sheer commitment to humanity, the Earth and all of its creatures that makes your contributions so valuable.

    While humanity battles on so many fronts to create the peaceful, just and sustainable world to which so many of us aspire, your own phenomenal leadership continues to provide a beacon by which we can be guided.

    We cherish you both and thank you for everything you have given. And, no doubt, will yet give.

    Love; Robert & Anita

  2. Richard Falk says:

    Thanks Robert and Anita for your affirming words that endow our lives with greater meaning.

    I am honored and thrilled to be linked by birth who I have known and admired since we met in
    India while she was still a graduate student.

    With love, in solidarity,