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 http://blog.transnational.org/2011/10/jan-obergs-cv
A lecture by peace researcher Jan Øberg in three parts: Part 1: About the American empire and its decline.
Part 2: About Syria. Part 3: The alternatives.
“There is no empire that has lasted forever. It’s a safe prediction. I really think the US is destroying itself at the moment. In terms of legitimacy, trustworthiness, honesty, double standards.”