Galtung er fredsforsker med 60-års erfaring innen konfliktløsning.
Galtung has been a frequent consultant to governments, companies and to the United Nations and its family of organizations. His relentless dedication to peace since he published Gandhi’s Political Ethics has been recognized with thirteen honorary doctorates and professorships and an alternative Nobel Prize. He has generated a unique conceptual toolkit for empirical, critical and constructive inquiry into the subject of peace. The fundamental purpose of the Galtung-Institut goes beyond the transfer of the theoretical, methodological and practical skills developed by Johan Galtung and others in over 50 years of progress in peace research and practice. The overall goal of the G.I. is indeed to continue contributing to the further development of peace theory and peace praxeology in the interest of a desperately needed reduction of human and environmental suffering.
Vår fyldige ca 100 siders norske kommentaravis og bokmagasin kommer ut kvartalsvis (1.mars, 1.juni, 1.september og 1.desember) med internasjonale bokomtaler, essays og kommentarer – utover den fysiske avisen og PDF, publiseres artiklene etterhvert i de følgene ukene (se også månedsbrevet).