Tibi Galis is Executive Director of the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation. Galis has been Executive Director of AIPR since 2006. Born and raised in Romania, he earned his B.A. in Law and Political Science from Babeș-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. Previously, Galis 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.