Johan Galtung

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Johan Galtung
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Born (1930-10-24) 24 October 1930 (age 91)
Alma materUniversity of Oslo
Known forPrincipal founder of peace and conflict studies
AwardsRight Livelihood Award (1987)
Scientific career
FieldsSociology, peace and conflict studies, Mathematics
InstitutionsColumbia 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 world 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.