Internship

Peace Museum Vienna is looking for an intern to help and manage Peace Museum Vienna. We are interested in young people who have a degree or soon to get degree in the field of Peace Studies, Communications, International Relations, Media Studies, etc. We’d like to work with people who are deeply interested in or have studied the field of peace studies. The interns are going to work with the Peace Museum Vienna Team, especially on the Peace Heroes Project and Windows for Peace, but also with the upcomming events. You will feel free to develop your own ideas and projects with us. The intern/s will have a unique opportunity to contribute to the world peace while working with very experienced experts in the field of peace studies, and at the same time will have a great chance to live in Vienna, the beautiful capital city of Austria.The volunteers have the chance to help out with the daily life of the Museum as well as participate in our different projects: -Peace Museum Vienna frequently organizes different events and exhibitions which are related to peace. We work together with several artists and organizations from the city or internationally. – Together with the Youth for Human Rights we want to transport the important topic of Peace into Vienna’s students, with our Peace education programmes. – Peace Kitchens are special events at Peace Museum Vienna. The goal of a Peace Kitchen is to provoke a discussion on peace and seek a way forward. – We also organise concerts, conferences, expositions and filmscreenings. Ideal candidate: Peace Museum Vienna is looking for interns in the following capacities: Web...
Johan Galtung

Johan Galtung

By Zafar Shayan  “By peace we mean the capacity to transform conflicts with empathy, without violence, and creatively – a never-ending process.” – John Galtung Prof. John Galtung was born in 1930 in Oslo, Norway. He completed his PhDs in Mathematics and in Sociology at the University of Oslo and has received 10 honorary PhD degrees from different university in the world. His motivation for Peace Studies was that there wasn’t any book on peace in Helsinki when he was studying there in 1951. On the other hand, there were thousands of books on war and military. He found that Peace Studies was empty in the academic environment and decided to compensate these shortcomings by creating Peace Studies.   Galtung is regarded as the “Father of Peace Studies” as he has taken major steps to strengthen peace through his academic activities. He has published more than 160 books, and 1600 articles on peace issues. He is the founder of different peace centers including the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) in 1959, the Journal of Peace Research in 1964, TRANSCEND in 1993 which is a global non-profit network for Peace, and the world’s first online peace university. He has also assisted establishment of other peace centers in different countries and has served as a professor of Peace Studies in different universities including in the US, Norway, Germany, France, Serbia, Chile, Argentina, Japan, Egypt, Spain. Since 2014, he is serving as a professor of Global Peace at the International Islamic University Malaysia. Galtung also has mediated in various international conflicts such as the American racial conflict on desegregation of the schools...
Malala, Edhi and Bacha Khan featured as ‘Peace Heroes’ at Vienna Museum

Malala, Edhi and Bacha Khan featured as ‘Peace Heroes’ at Vienna Museum

The Vienna Peace Museum in 2014 launched “Peace Heroes” in which they feature personalities that are both historic and contemporary. For their 2017 edition, the museum introduced Malala Yousufzai and Abdul Sattar Edhi as one of their prominent peace heroes. “Peace Museum Vienna attempts to conduct peace education through the lives of its Peace Heroes. These heroes include historic as well as contemporary figures, who spent their lives either promoting peace through their profession, such as the sociologist Johan Galtung, or practiced nonviolence as their main strategy for a peaceful life, such as Mahatma Gandhi,” the website of the museum reads. They have an established list of 150 Peace Heroes who are first sent to the PMV board for approval, and they aim to raise the number to 5000 in the next three years. The website includes a popular photo of Malala, clad in a red dupatta, with the description, “Pakistani teenage activist for education for females, survived after being shot in the head by the Taliban for wanting to go to school.” On it’s official Twitter and Facebook account, the museum in April announced that their latest addition to the Peace Heroes is Abdul Sattar Edhi, but have yet to include him on their website. Edhi has been nominated several times for the Nobel Peace Prize, he promoted religious tolerance “No religion is higher than humanity.” (4) — Peace Museum Vienna (@PeaceHeroesPMV) April 6, 2017 Sattar Edhi founded the Edhi Foundation which runs hospitals, homeless shelters, rehabilitation centers, and orphanages across Pakistan. (2) — Peace Museum Vienna (@PeaceHeroesPMV) April 6, 2017 By the time of his death, Edhi...