Johan Galtung, PRIO’s founder, is 92 today. We take this opportunity to publish an essay by one of his former students, Simon Schwartzman. In 1963, I met Johan Galtung for the first time. He was to become one of my important mentors. This is the story of how that came to be.
I am very grateful to the Norwegian Sociological Association for awarding me its Lifetime Achievement Award for 2018 (Norwegian original of the citation here, English translation here). Why did I become a sociologist? Why did I leave? And: Do I regret it? In fact, I find this exceptionally generous. Although I… Read more »