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Johan Galtung

Known for functions such as for example Europe in the Making; Tranquility By Tranquil Means: Tranquility and Conflict, Advancement and Civilization; and Globalizing God: Religious beliefs, Spirituality and Tranquility, this Norwegian-born sociologist, mathematician, historian, economist, and politics scientist is specially significant for his function in neuro-scientific peace and issue studies. After getting doctorates in both mathematics and sociology in the School of Oslo, he started teaching at Columbia School in NEW YORK. In 1959, he founded Oslo, Norway’s Tranquility Research Institute. Many years afterwards, he set up the Journal of Tranquility Research and started heading the Tranquility and Conflict Research programs at both School of Oslo as well as the School of Hawaii. His initial relationship, to sociologist and politician Ingrid Eide, led to children called Harald and Andreas. His second relationship, to Fumiko Nishimura, created two more kids: Irene and Fredrik. He and Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren had been both recipients from the prestigious Best Livelihood Award.

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