Johan Galtung

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Johan Galtung
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Born (1930-10-24) 24 October 1930 (age 87)
Oslo, Norway
Alma mater University of Oslo
Known for Principal founder of peace and conflict studies
Awards Right Livelihood Award (1987)
Scientific career
Fields Sociology, peace and conflict studies, Mathematics
Institutions Columbia University, University of Oslo, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)

Johan Galtung (born 24 October 1930 in Oslo)[1] 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.

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  1. "FREDSKOMPETENCE & KREATIVITET" (in Danish). Retrieved 1 February 2013.