One-On-One+ with Johan Galtung
TRANSCEND VIDEOS, 26 Oct 2020
23 Oct 2020 – On the occasion of Galtung’s 90th birthday tomorrow on UN Day, we bring you a conversation he had ten years ago with Riz Khan at Aljazeera about his life.
Johan and co-founder Jan Oberg have been friends and collaborated since 1974 and he’s been a TFF Associate since 1985 when TFF was set up.
Antonio C. S. Rosa, his friend and director of Transcend Media Service (TMS) summarizes:
“Johan in a nutshell – wrote more than 170 books on peace and related issues, 96 as the sole author. More than 40 have been translated into other languages and Transcend and Transform was translated into 25 languages. He has published more than 1500 articles and book chapters and over 500 Editorials for TRANSCEND Media Service.”
More about Galtung academic life here.
Of particular importance is Johan Galtung, Håkan Wiberg and Jan Oberg, Yugoslavia – What Should Have Been Done? – a free-to-read blog with about 2000 A4 pages that the three wrote about Yugoslavia before and during the dissolution – including the criticism, their predictions and their alternative peace plans. Not a word changed.
Johan Galtung, a professor of peace studies, dr hc mult, is founder of TRANSCEND International and rector of TRANSCEND Peace University. He was awarded among others the 1987 Right Livelihood Award, known as the Alternative Nobel Peace Prize. Galtung has mediated in over 150 conflicts in more than 150 countries, and written more than 170 books on peace and related issues, 96 as the sole author. More than 40 have been translated to other languages, including 50 Years-100 Peace and Conflict Perspectives published by TRANSCEND University Press. His book, Transcend and Transform, was translated to 25 languages. He has published more than 1700 articles and book chapters and over 500 Editorials for TRANSCEND Media Service. More information about Prof. Galtung and all of his publications can be found at transcend.org/galtung.
Prof. Jan Oberg, Ph.D. is director of the Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research, TFF and a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace Development Environment.
Tags: Biography, Johan Galtung, TRANSCEND Media Service, TRANSCEND Network
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