In Memoriam: Johan Galtung

With heavy hearts, we mourn the passing of Johan Galtung, a legacy in the field of peace and conflict studies. Johan was a visionary, a pioneer, and a relentless advocate for peace, justice, and human rights. His contributions to the theory and practice of conflict resolution have left an indelible mark on the world.

Throughout his remarkable life, Johan Galtung fearlessly pursued peace in some of the most volatile regions of the world. His commitment to nonviolence and his unwavering dedication to finding peaceful solutions to seemingly intractable conflicts set him apart as a beacon of hope in a world too often consumed by violence and division.

Johan’s work transcended academic boundaries, reaching into the hearts and minds of countless individuals and communities around the globe. From his groundbreaking theories on structural violence and peacebuilding to his tireless efforts in mediation and diplomacy, Johan’s impact has been profound and far-reaching.

As we reflect on Johan’s life and legacy, let us honor his memory by redoubling our efforts to build a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world. May his vision of a world free from violence and oppression continue to inspire and guide us in the days and years to come.

Rest in peace, Johan Galtung. Your spirit will live on in the countless lives you have touched and the enduring legacy you have left behind.