Johan Galtung: Positive and Negative Peace – A Peace Formula  

Thursday April 28 from 12:00 to 13:00 at Oddi 101, University of Iceland

Open seminar hosted by the Institute of International Affairs at the University of Iceland

Johan Galtung: Positive and Negative Peace – A Peace Formula

Johan Galtung is a mathematician, sociologist, political scientist and the founder of the discipline of peace studies. He is author or co-author of more than 1600 articles and over 160 books on peace and related issues. Galtung founded the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) in 1959, the world’s first academic research center focused on peace studies, as well as the influential Journal of Peace Research (1964). In 1993 Galtung founded the conflict mediation organization Transcend International: A Peace Development Environment Network. He has helped found dozens of other peace centers around the world and is currently the president of the Galtung-Institut for Peace Theory & Peace Practice.

Moderator: Silja Bára Ómarsdóttir, Adjunct Lecturer in Political Science at the University of Iceland

The seminar will take place in English and is open to all

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