Johan Galtung

Professor of Peace Research, PRIO Director

Johan Galtung
Johan Galtung left PRIO in 1969. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.


​Johan Galtung was at the core of the group of intellectuals behind the establishment of PRIO in 1959. Without Galtung's enormous effort and personality, PRIO would never have come true.

Johan Galtung was the founding editor of Journal of Peace Resarch in 1964.

Galtung left PRIO in 1969, to become Professor of Conflict and Peace Studies at the University of Oslo. He maintained informal ties to the institute for some time after his departure. For the last decades, however, he has had little contact with PRIO and has not had any formal links to the institution.

In 1993 Johan Galtung and Fumiko Nishimura founded the conflict mediation organization Transcend.


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All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Galtung, Johan (1971) Boasson's Version of Conflict Theory and the Middle East: Apologia Sua or Peace Research?, Journal of Peace Research 10(1): 145–147.
Galtung, Johan & Mari Holmboe Ruge (1965) The Structure of Foreign News. The Presentation of the Congo, Cuba, and Cyprus Crises in Four Norwegian Newspapers, Journal of Peace Research 2(1): 64–91.
Galtung, Johan (1964) Summit Meetings and International Relations, Journal of Peace Research 1964(1): 36–55.