24 October 1930 |
|Fields||Sociology, peace and conflict studies, Mathematics|
|Institutions||Columbia University, University of Oslo, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)|
|Alma mater||University of Oslo|
|Known for||Principal founder of peace and conflict studies|
|Notable awards||Right Livelihood Award (1987)|
Johan Galtung (born 24 October 1930 in Oslo) is a Norwegian sociologist and mathematician. He is the main founder of the discipline of peace and conflict studies. He think that peace is not only the absence of war but freedom from poverty and any discrimination. In 1987, he won the Right Livelihood Award.