Professor Jim Falk
Professor Jim Falk is a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Affiliate of the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, and a Visiting Professor at the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies in Yokohama, Japan. He is also a Director of Greenpeace Australia-Pacific.
Professor Falk served for 6 years as Foundation Director of the Australian Centre for Science, Innovation and Society over 2005-10. Prior to that he was Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Victoria University, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at the University of Western Sydney, Nepean, and prior to that, Chair of the Academic Senate, and Head of the Department of Science and Technology Studies at the University of Wollongong. He remains an Emeritus Professor of the University of Wollongong.
Professor Falk’s PhD is in theoretical physics, but over the last 25 years he has specialised in the study of the nature, impact and management of science and technology in their social contexts. His research has focussed particularly on issues associated with globalisation, technological change and the environment, nuclear technology, arms races and militarisation, and information and communication technology in their social settings. His most recent research has focussed on the evolution of governance, and policy issues associated with climate change.
Professor Falk has a long history in interdisciplinary environmental leadership. He proposed and led the establishment of the Environment Institute at the University of Wollongong in the 1990s and directed (in collaboration with Barry Jones) the self-funded Technology and Environmental Strategies research group. He is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Wollongong. At the University of Melbourne he has lead interdisciplinary research projects and applications involving most faculties of the University, and in this capacity has contributed to a range of major government and non-government projects including, the Garnaut Review. His most recent book (with Joseph Camilleri) is Worlds in Transition: Evolving Governance Across a Stressed Planet (UK:Edward Elgar) Dec 2009 (670pp) [http://worlds-in-transition.com].
Full name: James Edward Falk
Born: 26 October, 1946, Oxford, England
Citizenship: Australian and British (UK)
Schooling: Scotch College (Melbourne) 1952-64
B.Sc. (Hons 1), Monash University, 1968
Ph.D., Monash University, 1974
Honours Thesis: ‘Evaluation of the 1s-2p Optical Transition Energy for F-Centres in CaF2’
PhD Thesis: ‘A Theoretical Study of the Electronic Structure of Some Organic Polymers’
2011- Honourary Professorial Fellow, Melbourne School of Land and Environment, The University of Melbourne
2009- Visiting Professor, United Nations University
Institute of Advanced Studies (Yokohama, Japan)
1997- Emeritus Professor, University of Wollongong
2005-2010 Foundation Director, Australian Centre for Science, Innovation
and Society, and Professor, The University of Melbourne
2000-2003 Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Victoria University
2000-2004 Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Victoria University
1996-2000 Pro Vice-Chancellor, Academic, University of Western
1996-2000 Professor of Science and Technology Studies, University of Western Sydney, Nepean
1994-1996 Chair, Academic Senate, University of Wollongong
1989-1996 Professor of Science and Technology Studies,
and Head of Department, Science and Technology Studies,
University of Wollongong
1993-1996 Deputy Director, Environment Research Institute, University of
1991-1996 Director, Technology and Environmental Strategies, University
1990 (Sept - Nov) Research Fellow, Stevenson College, University of California at Santa Cruz
1986-1989 Associate Professor, Head of Department, Science and Technology Studies, University of Wollongong.
1987 (Feb-July) Visiting Honorary Fellow, Politics Department, La Trobe University
1985 Senior Lecturer and Acting Chairman, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Wollongong
1983-1984 Senior Lecturer (Tenured), Department of History &
Philosophy of Science
1983 Visiting Professor, Programme in Science, Technology and Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1983 Visiting Fellow Technology Policy Unit, University of Aston in Birmingham
1981-1982 Lecturer (tenured), Department of History and Philosophy of
Science, University of Wollongong
1980-1981 Lecturer (tenurable), Department of History and Philosophy of
Science, University of Wollongong
1979 Research Officer, Senator Arthur Gietzelt (Shadow Minister for
1978 Lecturer (P/T) Built Environment Studies, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
1976-1979 Lecturer (P/T) Liberal Studies, Swinburne College of
1976-1979 Lecturer (P/T) Built Environment Studies, Royal Melbourne
Institute of Technology
1975 Research Officer, Energy Policy, Australian Conservation Foundation
1965-1974 A variety of part-time positions accompanying undergraduate
and postgraduate study
PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS, CONSULTANCIES
Co-Director, Sustainability and Climate Change Research Program, Association of Pacific Rim Universities, 2012-
Climate Change Research Director, Association of Pacific Rim Universities World Institute, 2008-
Co-Director, Association of Pacific Rim Universities World Institute (AWI) Pacific Cities: Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies (CMAS) project, 2007-
Pascal International Observatory Associate, 2011-
Chair, Review of the Registered Schools Board, appointed by The Hon. Lynne Kosky, Minister for Education and Training, Victorian Government, 2003–4
Chair, AVCC Committee of Deputy Vice Chancellors and Pro Vice Chancellors (Academic), 1998-2000
Executive Committee, AVCC Committee of Deputy Vice Chancellors and Pro Vice Chancellors (Academic), 2002-
Chair, Hume Sustainability Taskforce, City of Hume, 2002-
Member, Editorial Board, Sustainability Science, 2009-
Member, Editorial Board of Nanoethics: The Ethics of Technologies that Converge at Nanoscale. 2007-
Appointed by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Science Agency (ARPANS) to its Opal Nuclear Reactor Licensing public review panel, 8-9 December 2005.
Member, AVCC Working Party to advise on the Teaching and Learning components of Higher Education Reform Legislation introduced by Minister Brendan Nelson, 2003
Member, AVCC Standing Committee on Education and Students, 1998-2000
Ministerial Appointee (Federal Minister for the Environment), Alligator Rivers Region Technical Advisory Committee, 1995-2001
Member, Board of Directors, Playbox Theatre Pty. Ltd, 2000-2004.
Member, Board of Drectors, Malthouse, Pty. Ltd, 2000-2004.
Chair, Board of Directors, Greenpeace (Australia), 1995-97
Member, Board of Directors, Greenpeace (Australia), 1995-
Chair, International Working Party on ‘One Greenpeace’, Greenpeace International, 2000-2001
Australian Research Council, Australian Reader, (Discovery and Linkage Projects), and International Reader (Social Science Discovery Projects), 2002-
Foundation Member, Editorial Board, Nanoethics to be published by Springer in 2007
Board of Editors, Technologies (US), Althone Press, 2001-
Member, Editorial Board, Ecopolitics, 2000-
Member, Editorial Board, Capitalism, Nature, Socialism (US), 1991-
Chair, Major Symposium on Nuclear Proliferation, Seventh Annual Congress, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, Moscow, May 1987
United Nations University Scholar, 1986-
Council Member, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, Sydney University, 1987-1989
Chair, Hume Sustainability Taskforce, City of Hume, 2002-
Chair, Employment and Health Task Force, Healthy Cities, Illawarra, 1989; Member, Board of Management, Healthy Cities Illawarra, 1989-1993
Member, Management Committee, Evatt Research Centre, 1986-1989; Member, Steering Committee, Industry and Environment Research Project, Evatt Foundation, 1989; Board Member, The Evatt Foundation, 1985-86
Member, Executive Committee, The Australian Peace Education and Research Association, 1985-89
Member, Advisory Committee on Communications Policy, Australian Department of Communications, 1984-89
Consulting Editor, Social Alternatives Quarterly. 1979-89
Review of School of International Studies, University of South Australia, 2003; Cross-University Curriculum Review, Southern Cross University, 2002; External Advisory Committee, Bachelor of Social Science, UWS Macarthur, 1994-5; Panel of Review on the Science Policy Research Centre, Faculty of Science and Technology, Griffith University, 1994-5; Accreditation Committee established to assess the proposed Technology Studies major within the BA (Communication) Degree, University of Technology, NSW, 1988; Project Advisory Committee, The History of Engineering in Australia and Perspectives for Australian Engineers, Faculty of Engineering, New South Wales Institute of Technology, 1987; Advisory Committee, Bachelor of Social Sciences in Socio-Environmental Assessment and Policy, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 1984-89; Course Development/Course Accreditation Committee, Master in Information Technology and Communication, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 1987.
Chair: Review Committee for the Re-accreditation of the Bachelor of Social Science (Socio-Environmental Assessment and Policy) Degree, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 1988.
Course Consultant: Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Faculty of Architecture, School of Built Environmental Studies; and Visiting Fellow to the Faculty, 1983-85; School of Humanities, Deakin University, for the course unit ‘Liberation and Control’, 1980.
GRANTS AND RESEARCH CONTRACTS
Feasibility Study for a UNU Institute for Climate Transition Innovation in Victoria. Department of Industry, Innovation and Regional Development, Victoria, $50,000, 2009.
Garnaut Secretariat, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victoria, The Science of Emissions Stabilisation, 2007.
Garnaut Secretariat, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victoria, The Science of Climate Change, 2007.
Climate Institute, Evidence of Accelerated Climate Change, 2007.
American Academy for the Advancement of Science, 2007
Department of Sustainability and Environment, Expression of Interest for National Centre for Climate Adaptation Research. 2007
Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victoria, Climate Science and Policy Research Capacity in Victoria. 2007
Menzies Foundation, Grant for Climate Change and Rural Health seminar 2007.
Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria, Evaluation of the ‘Stern Review’ and its Implications for Victoria and Australia, 2007.
ARPANSA, OPAL Research Reactor Review, 2006
ADC Future Summit, preparation of paper. 2006.
Australian Research Council, Discovery Grant, 2002-5
Illawarra Regional Organisation of Councils, 1995, 1996
Department of Environment, Sports and Territories, Climate Change
Department of Environment, Sports and Territories, International Section,
Australian and New Zealand Environment and Conservation Council,
1993, 1994, 1995
Water Board, NSW, 1993
Public Works, NSW, 1993
Environment Protection Agency (NSW)1993
Department of Arts, Sport, the Environment and Territories, Canberra, 1993
Chief Technical Adviser to Council for the plaintiff, Dingwall v Commonwealth of Australia, Supreme Court of NSW, 1992
Commonwealth Environment Protection Agency 1992
Department of Art, Sport, Environment and Tourism 1991
Hullensians Pty. Ltd, 1988-89
Princilla Fleming Q.C. in the matter of Daryl Richard Johnstone v The Commonwealth of Australia 1987-1988
Commission of Inquiry into Electricity Generation in NSW, 1986
Technology Directorate, Department of Technology, West Australian Government, 1984-86
Department of Minerals and Energy, Victorian Energy Plan, Victoria 1983-84
Australian Council of Trade Unions, 1981
Australian Research Council (and Australian Research Grants Council), Department of Employment, Education and Training, Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, Metascience, Prometheus, Social Studies of Science, Peace Studies, Australian Quarterly, Politics, Arena, Social Alternatives, Interdisciplinary Peace Research, Australian Outlook, Heinemann, Oxford University Press, Greenhouse Publications, etc.
As Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Victoria University was directly responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the organisational units:
• • • - the Higher Education Division, including the line management, direction and development of the four Deans and their Faculties
• • • - Quality and Strategic Support
• • • - Information Technology Services
• • • - the Library
• • • - the Centre for Educational Development Services
• • • - Student Affairs and Services (including registrarial functions)
• • • - Student Career Development
• • • - Equity and Social Justice
As such managed a budget of $108 million and chaired a wide range of relevant committees and working parties, including the Higher Education Management Committee and was a member of virtually all significant University committees which, of course, included Council, Senior Management, and Academic Board.
As Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic), and on occasion, as Acting DVC and President, at UWS Nepean my working life spanned the gamut of university committees including:
at UWS level Chair Change Management Working Party on Flexible Learning, Co-Chair, Change Management Working Party on Staff Development, member Senate, Information Resources and Technology Committee, PVCs and Registrars, PVCs and numerous working parties including Chaired the Working Party on the Characteristics of the UWS Graduate, the Working Party on Strategic Alliances for Flexible Learning, and the Aboriginal Recruitment and Career Development Strategy Committee; and at UWS Nepean attended Council, Academic Board, and Finance Committee of Council, Operations Group of Academic Board, School Chairs, and chaired Human Resources Committee of Council, Academic Allocations Committee, Tenure Committee, Promotions Committee, Academic Quality and Learning Committee, Flexible Learning Support Committee, Academic Support Officers Committee, Integration Committee, Joint Consultative Committee, CMC Chairs, Student Affairs Committee, Flexible Learning and Information Technology Working Group, and numerous other working parties.
During the course of my employment at the University of Wollongong was a member of almost every significant committee, as well as on many more special purpose committees including:
University Council, Planning and Development Committee, Senate (Chair), Senate Standing Committee (Chair), University Investigations Committee (Chair), Student Loans Committee (Chair), Information Technology and Communication Degree Board of Studies (Chair), Academic Promotions Working Party (Chair), Internationalisation Working Party, Senate Budget Review Committee, Ceremonial Awards and Honorary Degrees Committee, University Medals Committee, University Education Committee, Computer Advisory Committee, University Research Committee (and previous versions - Research Grants Committee, Postgraduate Studies Committee, etc.), Environment Research Institute Board, International Committee, Environmental Science Board of Studies, Committee on Distance Education, Review of Learning Support Services, selection committee for Deputy Vice Chancellor, and selection committees for Deans and Professorial positions in Arts, Engineering, Science, Commerce, Health and Behavioural Sciences. I have also served on a wide range of Faculty Committees including , Arts Faculty Executive, and Arts Faculty Finance Committee (since the inception of the Faculty).
My interests have focussed primarily on identifying and advancing understanding about the political, economic and cultural factors which constrain or facilitate the exercise of social control over technological change with particular emphasis on three case studies:-
- sustainability in the context of environmental, social and technological change (with particular attention to climate change, energy and the built environment)
- nuclear technology, arms races and militarisation
- information and communication technology
I have explored a range of theoretical issues in relation to these including:-
- the relationship between the political economy of technological change and the resolution of pressing socio-technical problems (with particular emphasis on governance, sovereignty, regionalism and the state)
- the constraints and opportunities for national planning, public participation and the development of effective technology policy in areas of technological controversy
- the synergy between discourse and cultural patterns and environmental and military issues
- the nature and politics of technological controversy, with particular emphasis on the conflict over nuclear power
I have put considerable energy into the development of coordinated environmental policy research. My particular interest here is in the relationship between technological change and the environment, both through its environmental impact and as a potential source of opportunities for the solution of environmental problems. More broadly, the application of policy tools to the evaluation and shaping of technological change and innovation towards long-term objectives of equitable and supportive social relations and sustainable human interaction with the bio-physical environment have become a central focus of my work.
Amongst my publications are six authored or co-authored books. The book prior to my most recent is The End of Sovereignty?: Politics in a Shrinking and Fragmenting World (Aldershot, Edward Elgar, 1992) written jointly with Professor Joe Camilleri. This aimed to fill a major gap in our understanding of the so-called ‘sovereign’ state and the need to reconceptualize the world system in the age of globalisation. Thirty reviews have been identified over the last eight years including in the most prestigious international scholarly journals. (See in particular those by: Prof. R. B. J. Walker in International Journal (Canada) 48 (4), Fall 1993; Dr K. Cosgrove in International Affairs (London) 68 (4), October 1992; Prof. Jean Chesneaux in Quinzaine Littéraire (Paris) 62, August 1993).
The book has been extensively cited in books, articles and postgraduate theses. The Social Sciences Citation Index lists over 110 citations in periodicals since 1992, and further references have been identified in 30 books and monographs published since 1993. It has been acquired by all of Australia's major libraries and virtually all of America's leading university libraries. WorldCat (19 December 2000) showed it was held in over 200 international libraries, including all the major university libraries in the United States and the United Kingdom. Excerpts of the book appeared in 1994 in the French journal Ecologie Politique, and a full-length translation of the book was published in March 2001 by Zhejiang People Publishing House on behalf of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
In 2002 I was awarded an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant, with Professor Joe Camilleri (Latrobe University), to carry on collaborative work, building on our well-received book on Sovereignty The outcome of this work is our latest book (J. Camilleri and J. Falk, Worlds in Transition: Evolving governance across a stressed planet, Edward Elgar, UK, December, 2009). Though, even in our last book, we could see far enough to characterise the current moment as a transitional period, we were not able to say much about trends in the social and political architecture that was under construction or the dynamic that was driving it. To make sense of the contemporary period, to grapple with its elusiveness and complexity, we have chosen to place it within the broad sweep of human history, and at the same time to engage with the concrete, and sometimes quite detailed evidence of what is the nature of the transition and its content and direction. As a result this book, in the context of studies of a range of flows through sectors of human activity – economic, information, atmospheric, threats, atmospheric and pathogenic – and an analysis of the co-evolution of the physical and cultural capacities of humans, seeks to reveal some of the key features of the current trajectory of human governance, and the choices and challenges which are presented.
J. Camilleri and J. Falk, Worlds in Transition: Evolving governance across a stressed planet, Edward Elgar, UK, December, 2010. 670 pp.
J. Camilleri and J. Falk, The End of Sovereignty?: The future shaping of world politics, Edward Elgar, London, 1992, 312 pp.
Translated into Chinese and published by Zhejiang People’s Publishing House, Beijing, China, 2001.
J. Falk and A. Brownlow, The Greenhouse Challenge: What’s to be done?, Penguin, Melbourne, 1989, 340 pp.
J. Falk, Taking Australia Off the Map: Facing the Threat of Nuclear War, Published simultaneously by Penguin and Heinemann Publishers, Melbourne, 1983, 310 pp.
J. Falk (ed.), Preventing Nuclear War: Australia’s Role, edited proceedings of a Symposium held at the University of Wollongong on 10 September, 1982, Uniadvice, the University of Wollongong, Wollongong, 1983, 80 pp.
J. Falk, Global Fission: The Battle Over Nuclear Power, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1982, 410 pp.
D. Hayes, J. Falk, and N. Barrett, Red Light for Yellow Cake: the case against uranium mining, FOE, Melbourne, 1976, 96 pp.
J. Falk, "Scientific Freedom in an Evolving World", in Simona Giordano, John Coggon and Marco Cappato, Anthology on Freedom of Scientific Research, Bloomsbury, 2012, in press.
J. Falk, "Rethinking Energy Security in a Time of Transition", in Luca Anceschi and Jon Symons, Energy Security in the era of Climate Change - The Asia Pacific Experience, Palgrave MacMillan, 2012, pp. 240-254.
J. Falk, ‘Designing Education for a Critical Future’, in Emerging Paradigms in Design Education, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 1998.
J. Falk, ‘A new alliance for Australia?’, in Robert Leach (ed.), The Alliance Alternative in Australia: beyond Labour and Liberal, Catalyst Press, 1995, pp. 114-132.
J. Falk, ‘Cities as Technology Generators’, in P. Troy, Technological Change and the City, Federation Press, Sydney, 1995, pp. 149-168.
J. Falk, ‘Economic Rationalism and Environmental Regulation’ in P. Vinteila, J. Philmore and P. Newman, Markets, Morals and Manifestos, Institute for Science and Technology Policy, Perth, 1992, pp. 195-204.
J. Falk and S. Aungles, ‘Expert Systems and Organised Knowledge’, and ‘Information Technology - Problems and Prospects’, in S. Aungles (ed.), Organisation and Information Technology, University of NSW Press, Sydney, 1991, pp. 149-158.
J. Falk, ‘A Battle of Words: Challenging the deterrence discourse’, in G. Rodley, Beyond Deterrence: New Approaches to National and Global Security, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, Sydney University, 1991.
J. Falk, ‘Unpacking the Pacific’, in S. De Burgh, Health Implications of the Arms Race in the Western Pacific, MAPW, Australia, 1992.
J. Falk, ‘Australia and the Military Industrial Complex’, in T. Jagtenburg and P. D’Alton, Four Dimensional Space: A Sourcebook for Australian Sociology, George Allen & Unwin, 1989.
J. Falk, ‘A Theoretical Basis for Peace Studies’, in R. Walker (ed.) The Pacific: Peace, Security and the Nuclear Issue, United Nations University Studies in Regional Peace and Security, Zed Press, 1988.
J. Falk, ‘A Scientific Perspective ‘, in K. Throssell, The Pursuit of Happiness, Hyland House, 1988, pp. 114-118.
J.. Falk, ‘Beyond Colour Coded Politics’, in P. Tighe (ed.), Proceedings of the Ecopolitics Conference, School of Australian Environmental Studies, Griffith University, 30-31 August 1987.
J. Falk, ‘Uranium: Proliferation and Government Policy’, in A. Mack and D. Ball (eds.), The Future of Arms Control, Pergamon, Australia, ANU Press, Sydney, 1987, pp. 253-274.
J. Falk, ‘A Colour Coded Future: Towards an Alternative’, in D. McKnight, Moving Left: The Future of Socialism in Australia, Pluto Press, Sydney and London, 1986, pp. 117-134.
J. Falk, ‘The Contradictions of Information Technology’, in A. Chanter (ed.), Communication Technology and Development, Australian Development Assistance Bureau, Department of Foreign Affairs, April 1985.
J. Falk, ‘The ANZUS Alliance’, in B. Hartford (ed.), Beyond ANZUS, Benton Ross, Auckland, 1985, pp. 88-103.
J. Falk, ‘The Labour Movement and Nuclear Technology in the South Pacific’, in P. David (ed.), New Zealand Labour Perspectives: Social Democracy in the Pacific, Ross Auckland, 1983, pp. 148-63.
G. Larcombe and J. Falk, ‘Resources Development’ invited chapter in E. Chaples and H. Nelson (eds.), Case Studies in New South Wales Electoral Politics, Department of Government and Public Administration, 1985.
R. Johnston and J. Falk, ‘The Challenge of Information Technology for Management, Labour and the Community’ in Technological Change - Impact of Information Technology 1982, Australian Government, Department of Science and Technology, Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, August 1982.
J. Falk, ‘An Energetic Debate’, in Liberation and Control, Deakin University Press, Geelong, 1980, pp. 61-97.
J. Falk, ‘Global Controversy: Prospects for Nuclear Power’, in Uranium - The Global Controversy: The Geelong Lecture, 1979, Deakin University, 1980, pp. 27-44.
J. Falk, ‘Australien’ in Jog Hallerbach (ed.), Die eigentliche Kernspaltung, Luchterland, Darmstadt, April 1978, pp. 232-236.
Major Reports, Submissions to Government, and Legal Evidence
Ian Enting, David Karoly, Jim Falk, Nathan Clisby, Roger Bodman, and Domenica Settle, The Science of Emissions Stabilisation, Commissioned and externally reviewed report, Garnaut Review, http://www.garnautreview.org.au/CA25734E0016A131/pages/all-reports--resources-commissioned-reports, published 1 October 2008.
Roger Bodman, Jim Falk, David Karoly and Domenica Settle, The Science of Climate Change, , Commissioned and externally reviewed report, Garnaut Review, http://www.garnautreview.org.au/CA25734E0016A131/pages/all-reports--resources-commissioned-reports, published 1 October 2008.
J. Falk and Roger Bodman, Expression of Interest in relation to the development of the Australian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation, Report to the Department of Sustainability and Environment, 24 July 2007.
J. Falk, G Pearman, J Barnett Roger Bodman P Jensen,B Webster and L Gangadharan, Evaluation of the ‘Stern Review’ and its Implications for Victoria and Australia, Report to the Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria, February 2007.
J. Falk, Response to ANSTO comment dated 16 Feb 2006, Application to Grant a Facility Licence to Operate the OPAL Nuclear Research Reactor, 28 Feb 2006, pp. 4 (ansa.gov.au/opal_pub_sub.cfm#forum)
J. Falk, Report to the CEO of ARPANSA on the Application to a Grant a Facility Licence to Operate the OPAL Nuclear Research Reactor, 17 January 2006.
Beljac, M., Ruff, T. A, Falk, J., Camilleri, J, Noonan, D., Hawkins, D., and Green, J. An Illusion of Protection: The unavoidable limitations of safeguards on nuclear materials and the export of uranium to China, ACF/MAPW, Melbourne, October 2006, 48 pp.
Chris Ryan, Jim Falk, Miriam Solomon, “The top ten environmental issues for Victoria in the next fifteen years – views of the scientific community”, Report to the Department of Sustainability and Environment, October 2005
J. Falk (Chair), Report of the Review of the Registered Schools Board, Report to the Minister of Education, Victorian Government, the Hon Lyn Kosky, Feb 2004.
J. Falk (on behalf of Victoria University), Submission to the Senate Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education Reference Committee, Public Universities Inquiry, and oral testimony, Melbourne Town Hall, 14 May 2001.
A.P. Roberts and J. Falk, Radiation Health Concerns at Jabiluka, report to the Victorian Trades Hall Council, Melbourne, 14 August 1998.
J. Falk, Australian and New Zealand Environment and Conservation Council, National Review of Greenhouse Information Materials and Action Programs, report by Prof. Jim Falk to ANZECC, Department of Environment, Sport and Territories, Canberra, 1995. Vols 1 and 2 (62, 152 pp. plus 700 item bibliography on the ERIN World Wide Web site http://kaos.erin.gov.au/portfolio/esd/climate/pubs.html).
J. Falk, ’Education, training and Public Awareness’, chapter of Australia’s National Report on Climate Change, 1994, report to the United Nation’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, commissioned by Department of Environment, Sport and Tourism, International Section, March 1994.
J. Falk,, Fox, C., Hampton, and K. Parker, National Review of Greenhouse Information Materials and Action Programs, Report to the Australian and New Zealand Environment and Conservation Council, Commonwealth Department of Environment, Sport and Territories, 1994.
J. Falk,, Hampton, G, K. Parker, Assessment of Community Preferences for St. Georges Basin/Jervis Bay Regional Effluent Management Scheme, Report to Public Works, NSW, TCES in conjunction with the ITC, University of Wollongong, 14 February 1994.
J. Falk, G. Hampton and K. Parker, Drinking Water Quality Survey of the Illawarra Community, Report to the Water Board (NSW), TCES in conjunction with the ITC, University of Wollongong, December 1993.
J. Falk, G. Hampton and K. Parker, Illawarra Community Environmental Survey, Environment Protection Authority (NSW), Chatswood, May 1993.
J. Falk, B. Zealey, G. Hampton and K. Parker, Dingwall v Commonwealth of Australia, report submitted in evidence to the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Dingwall v Commonwealth of Australia, November 1992, 38 pp.
J. Falk, G. Hampton, A. Hodgkinson, and Kevin Parker, Equity and the Urban Environment, Department of Arts, Sport, the Environment and Territories, Canberra, August 1992, 75 pp.
J. Falk, Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, Inquiry on The Contribution that Australian Industry, Science and Technology can Make to Reducing the Impact of The Greenhouse Effect, 10 August 1989.
J. Falk, Team B. Gamma Exposure Calculation based upon similar assumptions to Moroney, but including neutron activation of vehicle radiators, report submitted in evidence to the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Daryl Richard Johnstone v. Commonwealth of Australia, October 1988.
J. Falk, Calculation of Neutron Activation and Corresponding Doses, report submitted in evidence to the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Daryl Richard Johnstone v Commonwealth of Australia, October 1988.
J. Falk, Calculation of Integrated Gamma Dose: Round 4, report submitted in evidence to the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Daryl Richard Johnstone v Commonwealth of Australia, 1988.
J. Falk, ‘Radiation exposure of Daryl Richard Johnstone in the area of Maralinga’, Evidence as Expert Witness and Responses to Cross Examination, in Daryl Richard Johnstone v Commonwealth of Australia, Transcript of Evidence, Supreme Court, NSW, 19-26 October 1988.
J. Falk, ‘Comment on Reserve Margins and Capacity Potential’, invited evidence to the Presiding Commissioner, G. J. McDonald, Commission of Inquiry into Electricity Planning in N.S.W., June 1986.
J. Falk, R. Johnston and D. Capp, Framing a Technology Strategy for Western Australia, Centre for Technology and Social Change, July 1984, 109 pp.
J. Falk, R. Badham and G. Smith, Public Accountability and Electricity Planning in Victoria, Department of Minerals and Energy, Victoria, Consultants Report, No. 4, April 1984, 215 pp.
J. Falk, evidence, Senate Standing Committee on Science, Technology and the Environment, (Reference: New Technology and Employment), Wollongong, 2 April 1985, Hansard Transcript, pp. 304-343.
J. Falk, evidence, Parliamentary Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence, Sub-Committee on Disarmament and Arms Control, Sydney, 24 April 1985, Hansard Transcript, pp. 682-706.
J. Falk, Some Implications of Rapid Expansion to the Aluminium Industry, submission to the Senate Standing Committee on National Resources, 2 April 1981.
J. Falk, evidence, Ranger Uranium Environmental Inquiry, Exhibit No. 295, June 1976.
Journal Articles and Conference Proceedings
J. Falk and D. Settle, "Australia: Approaching an energy crossroads", Energy Policy, Volume 39, Issue 11, November 2011, 6804-6813. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2009.12.028
J. Falk, "Fukushima Fall-out", Arena Magazine, No. 112, July 2011, pp. 18-23.
J. Falk, "Some recent reflections on worlds in transition", Global Change, Peace and Security, vol 24, no 1, Feb 2012, pp. 9-16.
J. Falk, "A brief afterthought", Global Change, Peace and Security, vol 24, no 1, Feb 2012, pp. 45-8.
J. Falk, ‘Transitioning to new technologies: challenges and choices in a changing world’, Journal of Future Studies, Vol 12, no 2, 2007, 69-90.
J. Falk, J. Green, J. and G. Mudd, "Australia, uranium and nuclear power", International Journal of Environmental Studies, Vol 63(6), December 2006, pp.845-857.
J. Falk and C.J. Ryan, ‘Inventing a sustainable future: Australia and the challenge of eco-innovation’, Futures (UK) , Vol 39, 2007, pp. 215-229.
J. Falk, J. in Future Summit 2006: Re-inventing Australia in the Age of Asia, Brisbane 11 & 12 May 2006, Report, "Adapting to Emerging Technologies", pp 53-4.
J. Falk, J. and Taylor, C.D, "Adapting to Emerging Technologies", Future Summit 2006: Re-inventing Australia in the Age of Asia, Brisbane 11 & 12 May 2006, pp 103-111.
J. Falk, ‘The Meaning of the Web’, The Information Society, vol. 14, no. 4, Oct-Dec 1998; for an earlier version see: J. Falk, ‘The Meaning of the Web’, in R. Debreceny and A. Ellis (eds.), Innovation and Diversity: The Worldwide Web in Australia, Proceedings of the AUSWEB95, The First Australian World Wide Web Conference, Ballina, NSW, Australia, Norsearch Limited, 30 May 1995, pp. 349-360. (See also http://www.scu.edu.au/ausweb95/papers/sociology/falk/)
J. Falk, ‘Urban Equity and ESD’, in M. Sivakumar and J. Messer (eds.), Protecting the Future: ESD in Action, Futureworld, May 1995, pp. 13-22.
J. Falk, ‘Craft, Science and the Natural’, Artlink, Vol. 12, No. 2, Winter 1992, pp.17-19.
J. Falk, S. Russell, and K. Parker, ‘New Industries, Sustainable Cities and the Clever Country’ Urban Futures, Special Issue 5, February 1992, pp. 76-85.
J. Falk, ‘A Future Environmental Perspective’, Memo, 1991.
J. Falk, ‘The Discursive Shaping of Nuclear Militarism’, in Proceedings of the Second Conference on Discourse: Peace, Security and International Society, Ballyvaughan, Ireland, 6-13 August 1988, Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, University of California at San Diego, 1989.
J. Falk, ‘The Discursive Shaping of Nuclear Militarism’, Current Research on Peace and Violence (Finland), Vol. XXII, No. 2, 1989, pp. 53-76.
J. Falk, ‘Indonesia and Nuclear Power’, Inside Indonesia, No. 14, April 1988, pp. 18-20.
J. Falk and S. Aungles, ‘The new intelligentsia’, Professional Computing, (special issue on Artificial Intelligence), June 1987, pp. 16-19.
J. Falk, ‘Deconstructing the Links: Rethinking thinking about Nuclear War in Australia’, Social Alternatives Quarterly, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 35-41.
J. Falk, ‘SDI: What Road to Nuclear Disarmament?’, END Papers 13, U.K., Autumn 1986, pp. 11-20.
J. Falk, ‘Green Politics: A Message for Australians?’, Island Magazine No. 25/26, Autumn 1986, pp. 79-81.
J. Falk, ‘The Broad Left Conference: Its Outcomes’, Australian Left Review, No. 96, Winter 1986, p. 17.
J. Falk, ‘Ways of Seeing: AUSSAT in its social context’, Media Information Australia, Number 38, November 1985, pp. 53-56.
J. Falk, ‘Beyond Deterrence: the logic behind the arms race’, Metascience, Vol. 3, 1985, pp. 54-72.
J. Falk, ‘Geosat: Unpacking the Implications’, Peace Studies, November 1985, pp. 8-10.
J. Falk and H. Clarke, ‘New Zealand, ANZUS and Nuclear War’, Peace Studies, July 1985, pp. 7-10.
J. Falk, ‘The Slatyer Report’, Search, Vol. 15, No.7-8 August/September, 1984, pp. 181-183.
J. Falk, ‘The Deadly Connection: Uranium mining, nuclear power and nuclear weapons’, Peace Dossier, No. 9, Victorian Association for Peace Studies, April 1984, 12 pp.
J. Falk, ‘New Zealand and Nuclear Ships’, Peace Studies No. 9, December 1984, pp. 21-22.
J. Falk and G. Larcombe, ‘NSW Power and the On/Off Resources Boom’, Journal of Australian Political Economy, No. 14, April 1983, pp. 44-62.
J. Falk, ‘The Nuclear Bonds’, Australian Society, 1, December 1983, pp. 18-26.
J. Falk, ‘Electricity in Australia’, Current Affairs Bulletin, Vol. 58, No. 10, March 1982, pp. 16-26.
J. Falk, ‘Movement Against Uranium Mining’, Arena, No. 61, 1982, pp. 149-59.
J. Falk, ‘Power Cuts and the Resources Boom’, Arena, No. 58, September 1981, pp. 10-16.
J. Falk and P. J. Murphy, ‘New Aluminium Proposals and Australian Energy Policy’, The Australian Quarterly, Vol. 53, No. 2, Winter 1981, pp. 141-158.
M. Campbell, J. Falk, R. Johnston, E. Richards and J. Schuster, ‘Thoughts Occasioned by the Contemplation and Use of the Ten Course Units prepared for the Deakin University Social Studies of Science Course ‘Knowledge and Power’’, Australasian Association for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science, Proceedings, No. 12, Part 1, 1980/1981, pp. 12-34.
J. Falk, ‘Australia, the new US Nuclear Policy and the International Contestation over Nuclear Power’, Arena, No. 47-48, 1977, pp. 23-35.
J. Falk, ‘Australia’s Uranium: Pandora’s Box?’, Retrieval No. 29, February/March 1976, pp. 17-22.
J. Falk and R. J. Fleming, ‘Study of the Electronic Band Structure of Polyacetylene and the Polyfluoroethylenes’, Journal of Physics C, 8, 1975, pp. 627-646.
J. Falk and R. J. Fleming, ‘Calculation of the Electronic Energy Band Structure of Polyethylene’, Journal of Physics C, 6, 1973, pp. 2954-2966.
Overseas Conference Papers, Seminars and Public Lectures
J. Falk, “Fukushima – its implications for Japan and the Nuclear Industry”, Rescue Japan Symposium, Tokyo, (by video link), 15 April 2011.
J. Falk “Climate of Change: An Australian view of opportunity and risk in a warming world”, keynote Global Lecture, Nikkei BP 40th Anniversary Tokyo International Conference for a Sustainable Future; and Panel Discussion, Tokyo, 4 November 2008.
J. Falk, “Water Governance, Australia and Climate Change”, keynote address at Conference on Likely Effects of Climate Change on Water Availability and the Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies of Pacific Rim Cities, Darwan Balai Ungku Aziz, Faculty of Denistry, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 25 April, 2008.
J. Falk, "Energy Developments in Australia”, paper presented to the East Asia Science and Security meeting, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 31 Oct – 3 Nov 2007.
J. Falk, "The Nuclear Industry and Australia, paper presented to the East Asia Science and Security meeting, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 31 Oct – 3 Nov 2007.
J. Falk "The Uranium Enrichment Market, paper presented to the East Asia Science and Security meeting, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 3-6 Nov 2006.
J. Falk, ‘Globalisation and Green Governance’, invited keynote lecture, Ecopolitics Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, November 2001.
J. Falk, ‘The Impact of Atomic Testing’, invited keynote lecture, World Conference on Uranium, Salsburg, Austria, September 1992.
J. Falk, ‘New developments in STS’, History of Consciousness Program, University of California at Santa Cruz, November 1990.
J. Falk, ‘New developments in STS’, Rensellaer Polytechnic, Troy, New York, November 1990.
J. Falk, ‘The Maralinga Test Case’, invited seminar, Symposium on Radiation Victims, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, Bonn, Federal Republic of Germany, 5-7 October 1990.
J. Falk, ‘The Discursive Shaping of Nuclear Militarism’, invited paper presented to the Second Conference on Discourse: Peace, Security and International Society, Ballyvaughan, Ireland, 6-13 August 1988. (Sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Global Cooperation and Conflict, University of California).
R. Badham, J. Falk, R. Johnston, E. Richards and J. Schuster, ‘The Development of Science and Technology Studies at the University of Wollongong, Conference on the State of Science, Technology and Society, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, USA, 19-20 November 1987.
J. Falk, ‘The Discursive Shaping of Technological Change: The Case of Nuclear War’, Paper presented to the Annual Conference of the Society for the Social Studies of Science, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, 22 November 1987.
J. Falk, ‘The Pacific and the Nuclear Arms Race’, invited seminar, Institute for Policy Studies, Washington DC, USA, 15 June 1987.
J. Falk, ‘Nuclear Proliferation: Present Problems/Future Projects’, Keynote Address, Symposium on Nuclear Proliferation, Seventh Annual Congress, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, Moscow, 29 May 1987.
J. Falk, ‘Nuclear Controversy and the Developing Countries’, invited paper presented to the seminar on Science and Technology: Hopes and Concerns, Satya Wacana Christian University, Salatiga, Indonesia, 22 October 1986.
J. Falk, ‘The Arms Race in the Pacific: An Overview’, invited paper presented to the 2nd International Radiation Survivors’ Forum, Nagasaki, 7 August 1986.
J. Falk, ‘SDI: What road to Nuclear Disarmament?’, invited paper presented to the World Conference Against A- and H- Bombs, Tokyo, 2 August 1986.
J. Falk, ‘Australia Nuclear Power and Weapons’, invited paper presented to the International Symposium on Nuclear Threat and Radiation Damages, Hiroshima, 5 August 1986.
J. Falk, ‘Nuclear Technology and the Third World’, invited paper presented to the Consultation on New Technology, Work and the Environment, University of the Philippines, Manila, 10-15 January 1986.
J. Falk, ‘The Logic of the Arms Race’, public lecture, Christchurch, New Zealand, 11 April 1986.
J. Falk, ‘Australia, New Zealand and the Arms Race’, public lecture, Nelson, New Zealand, 10 April 1986.
J. Falk, ‘Arms Race in the Pacific’, invited seminar, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand, 9 April 1986.
J. Falk, ‘Taking New Zealand Off the Map’, public lecture, Palmerston North, New Zealand, 8 April 1986.
J. Falk, ‘The Arms Race in the Pacific’, paper presented at Victoria University, Wellington, Auckland University, Palmerston North and Christchurch, New Zealand, 7-9 April 1986.
J. Falk, ‘War and Peace Studies: Towards a Peace Paradigm’, invited paper presented to the International Conference on Peace and Security in Oceania, Regional and Global Studies Division, Auckland, New Zealand, United Nations University, 3-6 April 1986.
J. Falk, ‘Communication, Information and Social Choice’, invited seminar, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand, 1 August 1985.
J. Falk, ‘Technology and the Social Matrix’, keynote address to Engineers for Social Responsibility, 2nd National Meeting, 9 February 1985, Wellington, New Zealand.
J. Falk, ‘Australia, New Zealand and ANZUS’, public lecture, Engineers for Social Responsibility, Wellington, New Zealand, 13 February 1985.
J. Falk, ‘Deterrence and Beyond: Towards a Peace Paradigm’, invited paper presented at Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand, 17 October 1984.
J. Falk, ‘The ANZUS Alliance’, invited paper presented to Beyond ANZUS: A conference about alternatives for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, Wellington Town Hall, Wellington, New Zealand, 16-18 June 1984, 29 pp.
J. Falk, ‘Australia and the Pacific: Can we break the Nuclear Links?’, invited public lecture, Palmerston North, New Zealand, 20 June 1984.
J. Falk, ‘The Political Economy of the Conflict over Nuclear Power’, invited seminar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, April 1983.
J. Falk, ‘The State of the Nuclear Conflict: An International Perspective’, invited paper, Critical Mass Conference, Howard University, Washington, USA, 25 March 1983.
J. Falk, ‘The Political Economy of the Conflict Over Nuclear Power’, invited seminar, Technology Policy Unit, University of Aston, Birmingham, UK, 22 June 1983.
J. Falk, ‘Nuclear Power: Nuclear War - The Connections’, invited paper, European Nuclear Disarmament Conference, International Conference Centre, Berlin, Federal German Republic, 13 May 1983.
Australian Other publications, Conference Papers, Seminars and Public Lectures
Over 100 presentations and lectures at Australian conferences, university and government seminars, and forums over the period 1982-2007 and contributions to non-refereed publications. Examples of contributions in recent years include:-
J. Falk, “Fukushima: Impacts and Prospects, Arena Seminar, Fitzroy, 4 May 2011.
J. Falk, “Biotechnology and Agriculture – the social and economic issues”, Panel Presentation, Australian Davos Connection, The Future Summit, Grand Hilton, Collins St, 15 May 2007.
J. Falk, “Understanding the Risk Society”, Our world in Crisis? Interpretations and responses, 88 Kerr St Fitzroy, 15 May 2007.
J. Falk, “Reporting Contemporary Nuclear Issues”, Panel on Reporting Nuclear Power, World Conference of Science Journalists, 16 April, Grand Hyatt, Melbourne, Australia.
J. Falk, "How well prepared are we for eco-innovation?", Victorian Convergence on the Global Sustainability Emergency, Main Hall, St Michael's Walk, 120 Collins Street, Melbourne, 12 Feb 2007.
J. Falk, “The Governance of Climate Change”, Earth Dialogue, Brisbane, 22 July 2007.
J. Falk, "A nuclear future for Australia?", Forum on a Nuclear Future, St James Conference Centre, 6 August 2006.
Falk, J. Presentations on “Governance and Accountability”, and “Human Rights and Justice” and “Energy and Climate”, The Earth Dialogues, Brisbane Convention Centre, 22 July 2006.
J. Falk, , "Nuclear Power?" , Canberra Times, 28 Nov 2006.
J. Falk, "Uranium Enrichment", energyscience.orga.au. November 2006, 2 pp.
J. Falk, "Nuclear report-misses-the-point", Crikey.Com, 22 Nov 2006 ( `http://www.crikey.com.au/Politics/20061122- )
J. Falk, “The Evolution of Atmospheric Governance”, Seminar, HPS Department, the University of Melbourne, November 2006.
J. Falk "Innovation for triple-bottom line outcomes - a new Australian Initiative", Sixth UNEP Asia Pacific Round Table In Sustainable Production and Consumption (APRTSPC), 12 Oct 2005.
J. Falk, “Information, Regulation and Consumer Acceptance”, 2004 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Nonthermal Processing Division (NPD)/European Federation of Food Science and Technology (EFFoST) Workshop, Breakout Sessions on Consumer Acceptance in a Global Perspective, 16 September, 2004.
J. Falk, “The post-Iraq world”, Our World in Crisis:interpretations and responses, Frank Engel Room, Australian Volunteers International, 29 April, 2003.
J. Camilleri and J. Falk, “Brinkmanship must give way to dialogue: demonising North Korea can become a self-fulfilling prophecy”, Australian Financial Review, 28 February 2003, p. 9.
J. Falk, ‘Don’t blame yourself’, Herald Sun, Melbourne, 20 January 2003, p. 17.
J. Falk, ‘Nuclear Concerns: 2002’, Pax Christi, Elsternwick, 10 August 2002.
J. Falk, ‘The Politics of Sustainability’, The Age and Global Education Project, Camberwell Civic Centre, 14 March 2002.
J. Falk, ‘Eight years beyond “Beyond Sovereignty”’, Europe Australia Institute/ Institute of Postcolonial Studies Seminar on Sovereignty, Victoria University, Flinders Street Campus, 27 October 2000.
J. Falk, ‘Grounding Green Politics’, keynote Address, Ecopolitics XII Conference, Sydney, 7 October 1999.
J. Falk, ‘A Re-vision of Actor Network Theory’, keynote address, Technobodies Conference, University of Western Sydney, Parramatta Campus, Saturday, 25th September 1999.
J. Falk, ‘Designing Education for a Critical Future’, keynote address, Emerging Paradigms in Design Education Conference, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 3 July 1998.
J. Falk, ‘Socio-Environmental Equity in an Integrating and Fragmenting World’, keynote paper, Social Justice/Social Judgement : Questions of Value
and Contemporary Australian Society Conference, UWS Hawkesbury, 25-26
J. Falk, ‘Global Warming in Context’, keynote paper, 1997 Australian Global Warming Conference: Coming to Grips with Climate Change, Maclean, NSW, 7 August 1997.
J. Falk, S. Aungles and A. Aungles, ‘Webwork and the Future of Community’, paper presented to Asia-Pacific World Wide Web 95 Conference, Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney, 21 September 1995.
J. Falk, ‘The Environmental Challenge’, public lecture, University of Melbourne Postgraduates Association, University of Melbourne, 12 October 1995.
J. Falk, ‘The Environment and the Web’, seminar, University of Melbourne Postgraduates Association, University of Melbourne, 12 October 1995.
J. Falk ‘The United Nations and the Environment’, invited paper, The UN 50 Years on - How can it be strengthened?, United Nations Association of Australia, Sydney, 28 October 1995.
J. Falk, ‘Greenpeace and its potential’, Corrimal Rotary, 11 October 1995.
J. Falk and G. Hampton, ‘Air Pollution and Community Opinion’, Environment Forum, University of Wollongong, 20 September 1995.
J. Falk, ‘Urban equity and ESD’, keynote paper presented to the National conference Protecting the Future - ESD in Action, University of Wollongong, 7 December 1994.
J. Falk, ‘Greenhouse Materials and Programs’, invited contribution, National Educators Workshop on Issues in Greenhouse Education, Australian Science Teachers Association and Department of Environment, Sport and Territories, 25 November 1994.
J. Falk, invited contribution to Seminar on Consumption and the Environment, Department of Environment, Sport and Territories, University of Sydney, 17 November 1994.
J. Falk, ‘New Nuclear Weapons Developments and the Implications for Proliferation Control’, invited paper presented to the United Nations Association Conference, Sydney, 6 May 1994.
J. Falk, ‘The future of arms control’, invited panel contribution to Conference on Nuclear Proliferation and Nuclear Arms Control after the Cold War, 25 March 1994.
More than 200 media interviews on radio, television and in the newspapers including interviews with all Australian TV channels (including Quantum, the Science Show, and Science Bookshop) reports in the Australian, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Age, the Australian Financial Review, interviews reported by New Zealand, German, Dutch and American press (including Newsweek).
Some 60 favourable reviews and excerpts of published books (see publication list) since 1982 in newspapers and academic journals from the US, Europe, New Zealand and Australia (including New Scientist, Isis, Environment, Choice (USA), The American Political Science Review, International Journal (Canada), International Affairs (London), Ecologie Politique (France), Quinzaine Littéraire (France)) of the books listed in the publications list above.
Recent media contributions include include:
J. Falk Ockham's Razor: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/ockhamsrazor/default.htm
J. Falk, Future Tense
J. Falk, Interview Channel 31 (RMIT), on Lancet article on meat and climate change, 26 September 2007.
J. Falk, Interview, ABC Radio National News, on sales of uranium to India, 16 August 2007.
S. Peating "Nuclear power would generate tonnes of weapons fuel", Sydney Morning Herald, 25-6 Nov 2006, News 11.
S. Peating, "Scientists to review PM's nuclear report", Sydney Morning Herald, 18-9 Nov 2006, News 10.
J. Falk, Interview, ABC Television, 7.30 Report (Channel 2) 20 Nov 2006
J. Falk, Interview with Sharon Greenock ABC Perth, 20 November 2006
J. Falk, Interview with 3AW David Armstrong 20 November 2006
J. Falk, Interview, The Age Mention 20 November 2006
J. Falk, Interview, all Murdoch press 20 Nov 2006J. Falk, Interview , ABC 7.30 Report Channel 2, 21 Nov 2006
J. Falk, Interview , Arron Cam Young ABC Sunshine Coast, 21 Nov 2006
J. Falk, Interview , 2JJJ Mark Peacock, 21 Nov 2006
J. Falk, Interview , Channel 7 News, 21 Nov 2006
J. Falk, Interview , James Grooble Reuters, 21 Nov 2006
J. Falk, Interview , ABC National Radio News, 21 Nov 2006
J. Falk, Interview , Anna Salleh, ABC online, 2w Nov 2006
J. Falk, Interview , Adrian Olin, Financial Review, 21 Nov 2006
J. Falk, Interview , Fran Kelly ABC Radio National Breakfast Program, 21 Nov 2006
J. Falk, Interview , Virginia Trioli ABC Sydney Morning program, 21 Nov 2006
J. Falk, Interview , Steve Austin, ABC Radio (Brisbane), 21 Nov 2006
Report of Energyscience Review in Sydney Morning Herald, 26 Nov 2006
J. Falk, Interview (on Nanotechnology), in Anna Salleh, "Public accepts nano risks if benefits high", ABC Online, 7 Dec 2006.
J. Falk, Interview with Annamarie Reyes, ABC National Radio News, on new Climate Institute Report on economics of emissions reductions.
Family. My partner of 43 years is Emeritus Professor Sue Rowley, Consultant and former Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Technology Sydney. Two children Anna (32 years) and Michael (29 years).
Recreation: Snow skiing (qualified as Austrian Ski Instructor by the Tyrolean Ski Instructor Examination Commission, Schilehrer-Anwerterprufung mit erfolg bestanden, Prufungskommission Schilerher, Tirol Unser Land, Ellmau, 2 February 2001); Scuba diving (qualified to PADI Advanced Plus Open Water and Rescue Diver 1999); Ishinryu Karate (qualified to provisional black belt – Shodan Ho, 1997); jogging, reading and music – flute and piccolo (IPAC Guild Orchestra 1990-1996).