Tom Farer

Tom Farer is University Professor at the University of Denver, and prior to that was Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies from 1996 to 2010. He has served as President of the University of New Mexico and was a two-term member and two-term President of the Inter- American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States. Within the U.S. Government he has served in the Departments of State and Defense, and within the United Nations he has served as legal advisor to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for UN Operations in Somalia II. He is coeditor of the journal Global Governance and a member of the editorial boards of the American Journal of International Law and Human Rights Quarterly. His latest book is Confronting Global Terrorism and American Neo-Conservatism: The Framework of a Liberal Grand Strategy (2008), and he is currently at work on a memoir/micro-history tentatively titled Collateral Damage: Latin Americans and the United States in the Era of State Terrorism.