Dr. Jan Oberg
Born in 1951, Jan Oberg has a PhD in sociology, peace and future researcher. He was director of the Lund University Peace Research Institute (LUPRI), secretary-general of the Danish Peace Foundation, member of the Danish government’s Committee on Security and Disarmament and Visiting Professor at ICU and Chuo Universities in Japan.
Oberg is a member of the Scientific Committee of International University for Peoples’ Initiatives for Peace, IUPIP, in Italy. He is Co-initiator of the Danish Highschool for Peace and the Danish Centre for Conflict Resolution, member of the advisory board of the Toda Institute, Hawaii, and of the Tibetan Centre for Conflict Resolution in Dharamsala, India. He is also Editorial advisor to “Peace Review. A journal of Social Justice” and is listed in Marquis Who’s Who?
He authored some 3600 pages published in academic works, including ten books written, co-authored or edited and is a columnist in several Nordic newspapers. He has an honorary doctoral degree from the Buddhist Soka University, Tokyo.
Oberg is co-founder with his wife, Dr. Christina Spännar of the Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research (TFF), of which he is currently Director, Chairman of the board 1997-2003, and head of its Conflict-Mitigation teams to ex-Yugoslavia, Georgia, Burundi and Iraq.