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Open Letter by Dr. Julia Chaitin to Prof. Johan Galtung - his antisemitic expression

Started May 7, 2012 0 Replies

An open letter to Johan Galtung:How can peace-making and anti-Semitism go together? They can't Julia ChaitinSapir College, Other Voice, Friendship across Borders, and Joint Ventures for Peace I feel…Continue

Tags: Peacebuilding, Racism, Antisemitism, Galtung, Johan

Check out: Call for Partnership and Collaboration

Started this discussion. Last reply by Olek Netzer Feb 23, 2012. 20 Replies

Olek Netzer, PhD87, Hertzel St.66554 Tel Aviv, IsraelOlek.netzer134@gmail.com Call for Partnership and CollaborationHello, I'm Olek Netzer.  In the field of…Continue

Tags: War, Human, Rights, Education, Racism

 

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Olek Netzer replied to Cheryl Duckworth, Ph.D.'s discussion Why aren't peace education programs more sustainable?
"Dear Aryan, it appears that you are working for social justice in your community trying to better the economic condition of the very poor. You wrote "Only poor can understand the disappointment of neighbor poor,,, sitting in front of an empty…"
Jun 13
Olek Netzer replied to Cheryl Duckworth, Ph.D.'s discussion Why aren't peace education programs more sustainable?
"Cheryl, you couldn't hear me saying that peace education efforts aren't sustainable because "they don't really address what parties to the conflict view as the problem". You could read me saying, and somehow I don't…"
Jun 8
Olek Netzer replied to Cheryl Duckworth, Ph.D.'s discussion Why aren't peace education programs more sustainable?
"Dear Cheryl, I have a strong suspicion that "Peace Education" programs aren't sustainable because they do not touch the roots of beliefs and attitudes in persons that lead to conflict and war. However, I'd rather speak after I…"
Jun 3
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Open Letter by Dr. Julia Chaitin to Prof. Johan Galtung - his antisemitic expression

An open letter to Johan Galtung:How can peace-making and anti-Semitism go together? They can't Julia ChaitinSapir College, Other Voice, Friendship across Borders, and Joint Ventures for Peace I feel it important to begin with these facts: I am Jewish, Israeli, and engaged in the peace-building/conflict resolution academic and grassroots world. It is hard to say which one of these “identities” makes your recent anti-Semitic remarks so painful to me, but in truth, it does not matter.Prof. Galtung, you are the man who brought peace building into academia, and, as a result, have had an extremely important influence in the establishment and development of academic peace and conflict resolution programs throughout the world. You developed core theories of peace and violence, drawing attention to the critical concept of "structural violence." It was you who established Transcend International – a worldwide organization dedicated to the mission of transforming conflicts by encouraging and…See More
May 7, 2012
Olek Netzer replied to Olek Netzer's discussion Check out: Call for Partnership and Collaboration
"Dear Nasir, I am sending you a Power-point presentation. I hope it helps you to understand, as you have written, what causes people be prejudiced, hate and kill people of other nations, tribes or any "others" without realizing…"
Feb 23, 2012
Olek Netzer replied to Olek Netzer's discussion Check out: Call for Partnership and Collaboration
"Dear Raphael, thank you for the good words. You wrote, that if my work can gain attention from scholars and profesionals, it can be of great help in giving another way of solving conflicts in more humanistic approach. I naturally…"
Feb 22, 2012
MUGABONEJO Raphael replied to Olek Netzer's discussion Check out: Call for Partnership and Collaboration
"Dear Olek, I a Rwandan and am finalizing a masters degree in International Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid but again am a professional mental health counselor. Besides, I have strong interest in peace and so far I managed to recieve trainings in…"
Feb 22, 2012
MUGABONEJO Raphael liked Olek Netzer's discussion Check out: Call for Partnership and Collaboration
Feb 22, 2012
Olek Netzer replied to Olek Netzer's discussion Check out: Call for Partnership and Collaboration
"Dear Arif - you sent me that feedback "Your theory is fresh air to peace work which requires plethora of disciplines…" and then you write that you are tired of secular humanist theories. You come across a very conflicted person, and…"
Feb 22, 2012
Arif Khalil liked Olek Netzer's discussion Check out: Call for Partnership and Collaboration
Feb 22, 2012
Olek Netzer replied to Olek Netzer's discussion Check out: Call for Partnership and Collaboration
"Thank you, I am looking forward to it. I am attaching a Power-point presentation that could be helpful in working with youth. Warm Regards, Olek"
Feb 22, 2012
Arif Khalil replied to Olek Netzer's discussion Check out: Call for Partnership and Collaboration
"I am tired of secular humanist theories which are taking this world into just On & Off Human Beings in this advanced technological life. Olek and my religious perspectives are at odd still I have interest in his work because we can have a…"
Feb 22, 2012
Ndekezi Maarifa Vincent replied to Olek Netzer's discussion Check out: Call for Partnership and Collaboration
"Hello Olek, Its great that you have this passion of sharing your works collaboratively. I work with the youth and the community in Rwanda- many Rwandans have gone an almost similar experience as you did. Sharing these transformative life…"
Feb 21, 2012
Nasir Ali Sajjad Baloch liked Olek Netzer's discussion Check out: Call for Partnership and Collaboration
Feb 21, 2012
Nasir Ali Sajjad Baloch replied to Olek Netzer's discussion Check out: Call for Partnership and Collaboration
"I could have understand few of your ideas but not as whole I will try to down load the video for understanding your notion regarding the theory you have worked on it. I want to share that I am an normal NGO Worker but I would like to understand that…"
Feb 21, 2012
Olek Netzer replied to Olek Netzer's discussion Check out: Call for Partnership and Collaboration
"Dear MGB - thank you for your interest, but how? How would you follow my work unless it is published in English, or unless you'd wish to follow it by asking for additional materials that I can send to you. Regards, Olek"
Feb 21, 2012

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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
Olek Netzer,Ph.D. in Applied Behavioral Science by Union Institute University. Independent researcher. Holocaust survivor, living in Israel. Dissident, activist in nonviolent resistance to annexation of the occupied territories. Author of "Sane Political Behavior" (Hebrew,1980); "The Virus of Dehumanization: Deciphering the Political Code on the Background of Israel 1979-1999" (2001); "Breaking the Power Corrupts Spell: a Humanistic Blueprint for Political Organization".
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Israel
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
Israel
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Working to spread knowledge about the Psychology of fanaticism/war and about Egalitarian-Humanistic Political Organization
How many years professional experience do you have ?
15+
Which Languages do you speak Proficiently? (note we can not list all languages, only some major world languages or ones related to conflict regions)
Hebrew
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Anti-Corruption, Conflict Resolution, Democratization, Dialogue, Education, Facilitation, Media
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Capacity Building, Program Design, Research, Training
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Non-violent confrontation with fanatics
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
see bio

DISCOVERY THAT COULD CHANGE THE WORLD OF CONFLICT

Here I am sending you a link to a 5 min. video telling about a psychological discovery that could change the world of war and conflict - PLEASE RESPOND - Olek Netzer.
http://youtu.be/vHZnLe5w8Pw

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UDN - United Democratic Nations

Posted on January 12, 2012 at 3:12pm 0 Comments

 

PROPOSAL: UNITED DEMOCRATIC NATIONS

Olek Netzer

  1. Democratic Nations of the world will unite in forming United Democratic Nations (UDN) in the pattern of the European Union or NATO.  The overall goal of UDN will be to promote Democracy in all the rest of the world and to prevent international and internal conflict and war.
  2. Membership in UDN will not change the member nations position or status in the…
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The Dehumanization Syndrome

Posted on February 9, 2011 at 7:25am 0 Comments

Olek Netzer, PhD – olek.netzer134@gmail.com

THE DEHUMANIZATION SYNDROME

The Dehumanization Syndrome is an inventory of symptoms. It serves as the analytical and diagnostic tool; see last page for Directions of Use.  

WE -- Blind Areas

The fact that “WE”(the Nation, the People, the Country, the State) is an abstract term and that in reality only individual human beings…

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Introduction to the psychological Theory of Dehumanization

Posted on February 9, 2011 at 3:23am 0 Comments

INTRODUCTION TO THE THEORY OF DEHUMANIZATION

Olek Netzer, Ph.D.   -  olek.netzer134@gmail.com

Description: A detailed mapping of the inner space of persons who think and behave as in Prejudice, Fanaticism, Racism, Ethnocentrism, Xenophobia,  and any other term used to denote socially organized war/conflict.  

Methodology: Direct Causation Approach.  It won't ask "What are the…

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