Tibi Galis

Executive Director, Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation


Tibi Galis has been executive director of Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR) since 2006.

Galis previously worked as associate researcher for the UK Parliament, helping develop the UK position on the UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, and as rapporteur for the Swedish government at the 2004 Stockholm International Forum on the Prevention of Genocide. In addition to his duties as executive director, Galis is program director for the U.S. military edition of the Raphael Lemkin Seminar for Genocide Prevention.

Born and raised in Romania, Galis earned his B.A. in law and political science from Babes-Bolyai University, in Cluj-Napoca. He received his M.A. in international politics and political development from the University of Manchester, and is earning a Ph.D. from the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, at Clark University, with a focus on transitional justice.

Featured Work

The Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation

JUN 20, 2012 Podcast

What Does It Mean to Prevent Genocide?

It's essential to understand that genocide is a process, not an event, says Tibi Galis from the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation. It doesn't ...