Moakley Chair of Peace and Reconciliation

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Faculty & Staff

Padraig O'Malley

  • John Joseph Moakley Distinguished Professor of Peace and Reconciliation, McCormack Graduate School
  • Telephone: 617.291.1845

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Padraig O’Malley is the John Joseph Moakley Distinguished Professor of Peace and Reconciliation at UMass Boston’s the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies and author on topics related to divided societies.

Born in Dublin, Ireland, O’Malley is an award-winning author and expert on democratic transitions and divided societies, with special expertise on Northern Ireland, South Africa, and Iraq.

His forthcoming book, The Two-State Delusion: Israel and Palestine – A Tale of Two Narratives is scheduled for release by Viking/Penguin Press in July 2015.

His fifteen year documentation of the transition from Apartheid to democracy in South Africa, The Heart of Hope is available at the Nelson Mandela Foundation website 

His work is archived at the South Africa History Association, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa; the Robben Island Museum, University of the Western Cape, South Africa; and the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA.

O’Malley is also the founding editor of the New England Journal of Public Policy, a publication of UMass Boston’s John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies.

Read more about O'Malley's awards and career as a facilitator/convener