Experten-Kolloquium – Dialog zum Verständnis zwischen Kulturen und Religionen – Straßburg, 7. bis 9. Oktober 2002 

Johan Galtung

Johan Galtung, dr hc mult is Professor of Peace Studies and Director of Transcend, a Peace and Development Network.

Born 1930 in Oslo, Norway, Johan Galtung has a PhD Mathematics and Sociology. He is founder of the International Peace Research Institute in Oslo, (1959) and founder of the Journal of Peace Research (1964). Johan Galtung is honorary Professor and Doctor Honoris Causa of several universities worldwide.

He received the Right Livelihood Award in 1987 and the Bajaj International Award for Promoting Gandhian Values in 1993. His most recent publication is Conflict Transformation By Peaceful Means for the United Nations (Geneva) 2000.

Specialist in peace and future studies, Johan Galtung has written extensively on social sciences, conflict resolution, human rights, Buddhism, Gandhi and on Japan, among others.

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