Thursday, February 17: “Popular Uprising in the Middle East and the Decline of Empire” with Professor Johan Galtung, the founder of Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies

Audio of Professor Galtung’s talk and the Q and A session recorded from the microphone on Thursday have been uploaded to  Click Here to go the page for the downloads.

Thursday, February 17, 7:30-9:30p.m.

Meet and Hear Professor JoJohan Galtunghan Galtung, the founder of Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies, speaking on “Popular Uprising in the Middle East and the Decline of Empire”
Location: Zachary’s, 819 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz

Proceeds to benefit “IF” & the Resource Center for Nonviolence

*7:30 Reception & Presentation: $25-$100 suggested sliding scale donation; Couples $40-100 sliding scale (includes appetizers, wine & nonalcoholic beverage)
*8:00 Presentation only: $10-$25 suggested sliding scale donation
Johan Galtung is the founder of the field of peace and conflict studies. He has spent the past half-century pursuing nonviolent conflict resolution in international relations. His latest book is called “The Fall of the US Empire-And Then What?: Successors, Regionalization or Globalization? US Fascism or US Blossoming?,” in which he predicts the collapse of the American empire in ten years, by 2020. Johan was featured on “Democracy Now” in an interview with Amy Goodman in June, 2010.
Born 1930 in Oslo, Norway, Prof. Johan Galtung holds PhDs in mathematics and sociology. Galtung is widely known as the pioneering founder of the academic discipline of peace studies. He has served as a professor for peace studies and peace research at the universities of Oslo, Berlin, Belgrad, Paris and Hawaii, just to name a few, and has mediated in about 50 conflicts between states and nations since 1957.
Prof. Galtung currently lectures in a Masters Course at the World Peace Academy associated with the University of Basel and is director of the Transcend Peace University, the world’s first online Peace Studies University and a global non-profit network Transcend International dedicated to high level mediation and conflict resolution through nonviolent means and methods. “Transcend International” connects about 400 experts active in concrete peace and reconciliation work across the globe.
For more information, call 831-423-1626 or 831-724-4108.

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