How Do You Define Peace?


Johan Galtung | Al Jazeera/The Stream – TRANSCEND Media Service

April 2012 – Is US global dominance in decline? We discuss the future of geopolitics with Prof. Johan Galtung.

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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One Response to “How Do You Define Peace?”

  1. 1. It is foolish to talk world unity without attaining world peace, and it will be more foolish to talk world peace without attaining peace at the individual level. And there is possibility if man is set right, the world would automatically be set right.

    Peace and Nonviolence
    Focus Article
    By Surya Nath Prasad, Ph.D.
    Sang Saeng, A UNESCO-APCEIU Magazine,
    No. 27 Spring, 2010, pages 8-11

    2. Confucius advised, “Practice justice for a century, all violence will disappear from the earth.”. But Justice: The Mother of Peace, Universal Peace Education: The Mother of Justice, and Grand Mother of Peace: Yet to be Born

    The Mother of Peace Yet to Be Born
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    By Surya Nath Prasad, Ph.D.

    3. YouTube on
    By Prof. Surya Nath Prasad

    4. A Message
    By Dr. Surya Nath Prasad
    To the All India Students Energy Parliament held on 25 February, 2016 at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala in India

    Youth and peace are synonymous. Youth is for peace. Peace is fully supported, protected, safe and secure in the hands of youth.

    “If sons and daughters misbehave with their parents, students are indisciplined towards teachers, youth laugh at religious preachers and agitate against rulers and political leaders, we must have doubt on faulty characters of these elders rather than our youngsters.”

    Total Education for Good Governance and Peace: The Role of Youth
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