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Johan Galtung
Born (1930-10-24) 24 October 1930 (age 90)
Oslo, Norway
FieldsSociology, peace and conflict studies, Mathematics
InstitutionsColumbia University, University of Oslo, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
Alma materUniversity of Oslo
Known forPrincipal founder of peace and conflict studies
Notable awardsRight 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 world peace is not only the absence of war but freedom from poverty and any discrimination. In 1987, he won the Right Livelihood Award.