Galia Golan: An Academic Pioneer on the Soviet Union, Peace and Conflict Studies, and a Peace and Feminist Activist

With a Foreword by William Zartman and a Preface by George Breslauer

  • Galia Golan

Part of the Pioneers in Arts, Humanities, Science, Engineering, Practice book series (PAHSEP, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. On Galia Golan

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Galia Golan
      Pages 3-68
    3. Galia Golan
      Pages 69-77
  3. Selected Texts of Galia Golan

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 255-258

About this book


This is an autobiography of an unusual and versatile woman, focusing on her academic development and achievements as well as her international activism.  In addition to a  discussion of the origins and path of the author's academic work and activism (for peace and for women's rights), that deals with the author's work in US intelligence and immigration to Israel in the 1960s, the volume includes ground-breaking articles from the different, often controversial areas of her academic specializations (Czechoslovak communism, Soviet foreign policy; peace studies, the Arab-Israeli conflict; women's rights).  The volume also includes photos of the author at work and in action.

-  The book offers an inside look at a lifetime of courageous activities and ground breaking intellectual pursuits of a woman who was a leader in her academic field and in the struggle for peace and for women's rights. 
-  The included texts themselves shed light on important topics, both past and present, including the Israeli-Arab Conflict and also the issue of women and peace.


Peace Studies Soviet Union Arab-Israeli conflict Czechoslovak communism Women's rights Peace activism

Authors and affiliations

  • Galia Golan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceHebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael

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