Johan Galtung

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Johan Galtung
Born (1930-10-24) 24 October 1930 (age 87)
Oslo, Norway
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)[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.