The Wisdom of Johan Galtung, Father of Peace and Conflict Studies


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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



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2 Responses to “The Wisdom of Johan Galtung, Father of Peace and Conflict Studies”

  1. Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra says:

    I watched the video…a beautiful portrayal of life and message of Johan Galtung !! I wish more and more people watch this video.

  2. rosemerry says:

    Thank you Johan. If more of us were like you, your vision could perhaps be realised more quickly, but already your influence is extensive and lasting. To a better world? Let us all try.