Professor Johan Galtung

Professor Johan Galtung lectures "Conflict Transformation by Peaceful Means" at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies via supported distance learning in partnership with the TRANSCEND Peace University (TPU).

One of the founders of Peace and Conflict Studies, Professor Galtung also founded the Peace Research Institute of Oslo (PRIO), and the Journal of Peace Research. He is the recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, the alternative Nobel Peace Prize, and has held chairs in Peace Studies and Peace Research at universities in three continents. He originated many of the key concepts of the subject including structural violence and positive peace. His ideas have been instrumental in transforming conflicts around the world. He has published more than 1,000 articles covering a wide range of fields, including peaceful conflict transformation, deep culture, peace pedagogy, reconciliation, development, peace building and empowerment, global governance, direct structural and cultural peace/violence, peace journalism, and reflections on current events, and more than 100 books translated into dozens of languages.