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Johan Galtung

Johan Galtung (Born 1930 in Oslo, Norway) is a Norwegian professor, working at the Transcend Institute. He is seen as the founding father of peace and conflict research.

Johan Galtung started the International Peace Research Institute in Oslo (PRIO), the first of its kind in Europe. He developed the Transcend Method.

In over 40 conflicts all over the world he participated as mediator, such as in Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, the Caucasian area or Ecuador.