Georg-Arnhold-Professor 2018: Gal Hamat

The sixth Georg Arnhold Visiting Research Professor: Gal Hamat

Dr Gal Harmat holds a PhD in Gender Analysis of Peace Education and Dialogue Encounters from Nitra University (Slovakia) and an MA in Gender and Peacebuilding from the UN-Mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica. She was a resident professor at the Gender and Peace Building Programme, and the head of the Dept. of Peace and Conflict Studies, at UPEACE. Dr Harmat is a senior gender adviser to peace mediation processes and human rights organisations. She was a lecturer in conflict transformation, peace education and gender and co-director of the Social Justice and Peace Education teacher training programme at Kibbutzim teacher training college in Tel Aviv, Israel. She teaches at the World Peace Academy (University of Basel), UN University for Peace, and the Arts and Social Change College in Israel.

As a gender and peace education specialist, she has extensive experience in training, conflict analysis, dialogue facilitation, capacity building, peace education, research, gender empowerment and gender mainstreaming gathered since 1998 in various countries in Eastern Europe, Africa, and West and South East Asia. Her consultancies include intergovernmental organisations (e.g. OSCE, UN Women, UNDP, Swiss Peace and the Council of Europe), and various international and regional NGOs (e.g. Non Violent Peace Force, Friends of the Earth Middle East; Peres Centre for Peace).

Gal Harmat was at the institute from July to December 2018.