This article is from the Peace Justice Conference 2017.

Introducing Jan Øberg


  • Peace studies professor
  • PhD in sociology, peace and future researcher
  • Associate professor (docent) at Lund University, thereafter visiting or guest professor at various universities
  • Former director of the Lund University Peace Research Institute (LUPRI)
  • former secretary-general of the Danish Peace Foundation
  • former member of the Danish government’s Committee on security and disarmament
  • Visiting professor at ICU (1990-91) and Chuo Universities (1995) in Japan
  • Visiting professor for three months at Nagoya University in 2004 and 2007 and four months in 2009 – at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto.
  • Oberg has taught peace courses for more than 10 years at the European Peace University (EPU) in Schlaining, Austria and teaches MA courses twice a year at the World Peace Academy (WPA) in Basel, Switzerland.

With his wife, Dr. Christina Spännar, Jan Øberg is the co-founder of TFF – Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research.Chairman of the board 1997-2003 and interim chairman 2007-2008, director of the TFF and head of its Conflict-Mitigation teams to ex-Yugoslavia, Georgia, Burundi and Iraq.

Source: Jan Øberg CV at