Our host, Jenni Prisk, interviews Galia Golan, a professor emerita, expert in international affairs and foreign policy, and a grassroots activist with several decades of experience in peacebuilding in her native Israel.
Excerpt from Interview
“We need to bring hope back…it is possible to reach an agreement, and it is possible to end the occupation and conflict” (in Israel & Palestine).
Biography of Galia Golan
Galia founded several peace organizations including joint Israeli-Palestinian women’s groups, and acted to mobilize the unprecedented demonstration of 400,000 Israelis during the war with Lebanon. In 1995 Golan was on stage at the peace rally at which former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated.
The interview takes place at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego while Galia was in residence as a Women PeaceMaker in the Institute for Peace and Justice (IPJ).
More About The IPJ Women PeaceMakers Program
Since 2003, the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (IPJ) at the University of San Diego has welcomed four women peacemakers each year from around the world.
The women reside at the University of San Diego Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies for two months and share their stories which are documented by four Peace Writers. While the women are in residence, “they have opportunities to exchange ideas and approaches to peacemaking and justice, which helps increase their capacity to participate in conflict resolution and peace building efforts.”