Guest Speaker: Johan Galtung

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Sponsored by: School of Public and International Affairs
Contact: Lauren Ledbetter 706-542-6511

At the invitation of professor Han Park, professor Johan Galtung will be visiting UGA. He will give a presentation related to peace and conflict studies.

Galtung is a principal founder of the discipline of peace and conflict studies and the creator of the "Journal of Peace Research." He is currently based in Kuala Lumpur, where he is the Tun Mahathir Professor of Global Peace at the International Islamic University Malaysia. Galtung is known for contributions to mathematics and sociology in the 1950s, political science in the 1960s, economics and history in the 1970s, and macro history, anthropology and theology in the 1980s. He has developed several influential theories, such as the distinction between positive and negative peace, structural violence, theories on conflict and conflict resolution, the concept of peacebuilding, the structural theory of imperialism, and the theory of the U.S. as simultaneously a republic and an empire.