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Howard Adelman

Screen shot 2013-12-03 at 11.14.21 AMHoward Adelman recently completed a three-year term as Research Professor at the Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance at Griffith University in Brisbane after a two-year term as a Research Fellow and then a Visiting Professor at Princeton University. Howard Adelman was previously a Professor of Philosophy at York University in Toronto from 1966-2003 where he founded and served as first Director of the Centre for Refugee Studies and Editor of Refuge until the end of 1993. He has written or co-authored six books and edited or co-edited 19 others. He has authored 79 chapters in edited volumes, 96 articles in refereed journals, and 30 professional reports.

In addition to his numerous writings on refugees, he has written articles, chapters and books on the Middle East, multiculturalism, humanitarian intervention, membership rights, ethics, early warning and conflict management. His current book underway is tentatively called Goldstone and Gaza: Human Rights and Just War Ethics.

Howard Adelman's Posts

Why do we fast? Why do I fast? I have been fasting on Yom Kippur for seventy years. I fasted even when I rebelled...

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How does one respond when an infamous fabulist makes a decision allegedly based on reality? Donald Trump is the most notorious fabulist of our...

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Deuteronomy 29:3 – but the LORD hath not given you a heart to know, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this...

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As everyone knows, when you go on a trip, no matter how excellent the experience, the greatest reward is often the return. After all,...

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As we both bewail the current political situation indicated by the rise of Donald Trump, we seem to have a dispute. You have been...

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At University College Cork in the Republic of Ireland from 11 March to 2 April of 2017, a conference entitled International Law and the...

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Saturday was my birthday. Saturday was also the deathday for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement targeting not just Israeli activities in the...

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Read Part I, II A, II B, III, IV A, and IV B.  Where does this analysis of the process by which the United Nations Special Committee...

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Read Part I, II A, II B, III, IV A, and V. Ivan Rand Why did Ivan Rand shift from pushing a federal solution to supporting partition...

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Read Part I, II A, II B, III, IV B, and V. Ivan Rand enjoys a reputation in Canada as one of the greatest judges in Canadian history, superior perhaps...

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Prof. Michael Feige was one of the victims of the terror attack in central Tel-Aviv on Wednesday night, June 8. On June 9th, twelve...

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  The Torah reading was very long at a recent Saturday service. It began with counting the 8,580 clergy that were left out of...

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Read Part I, II A, II B,  IV A, IV B and V. Dr. Jorge Garcǐa Granados (Guatemala) versus Dr. N. S. Blom (Netherlands)  What a contrast Jorge Garcǐa...

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Who wouldda thunk it! Stated in proper English, this has been the reaction of the vast majority of commentators and observers that I have...

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Read Part I, II A, III,  IV A, IV B, and V. Emil Sandström The full name of the chair of UNSCOP was Alfred Emil Fredrik Sandström. He was...

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Read Part I, II B, III,  IV A, IV B and V. In the introduction to my study of UNSCOP, I asked whether the commission recommendation of partition into...

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Read Part II A, II B, III,  IV A, IV B and V. After completing the latest phase of my research on the role of the United Nations Special Committee on...

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In the first book, Either/Or, of the great nineteenth century philosopher (and theologian), Sőren Kierkegaard, he contrasted a hedonistic aesthetic with a moral one...

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In a very recent blog sent by Rabbi Dow Marmur, he opened with the following joke: “When a rabbi who knew both countries [Israel...

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Yesterday evening I left my island retreat in Northern Ontario and took the bus back to Toronto to attend a funeral this morning. Shira...

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In the current Gaza War between Hamas and other jihadists and Israel, Israel has encountered an unprecedented use of thousands of rockets and, even...

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By fallout, I am not talking about the post-apocalyptic scenario envisioned as a result of a nuclear war that is the backdrop of the...

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Almost thirty years ago, Bernie Avishai published The Tragedy of Zionism: How Its Revolutionary Past Haunts Israeli Democracy. Every generation, Jews seem to need...

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There will be much praise and many accolades for one of the greatest, if not the greatest, statesman of the twentieth century. I have...

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When I recently returned from the hospital after having my pacemaker implanted (it went well), I found in my email a note from Professor...

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