TFF – 35 years for the UN Charter’s norm that peace shall be established by peaceful means

TFF – 35 years for the UN Charter’s norm that peace shall be established by peaceful means

Jan ObergCo-founder and director Lund, Sweden – September 12, 2020 TFF 35th Anniversary on September 12, 2020 And why are we there and still alive and kicking? Because TFF is like a gourmet restaurant and not like research institutes and think tanks that emulate fast-food chains. TFF doesn’t count success in media attention, followers, fame, […]

New Associate – Gordon Dumoulin

New Associate – Gordon Dumoulin

August 28, 2020 Dutch-born Gordon Dumoulin joined us as TFF Associate in August 2020. He says this about himself: “The real source of satisfaction and success in today’s global dynamic jungle is not to blur your spirit and ambitions solely by traditional points of view and conservative concepts. Instead, let your unbiased and unprejudiced observations, […]

🧸 Hey, we’re looking for you to pre-order a new children-adult peace education book

🧸 Hey, we’re looking for you to pre-order a new children-adult peace education book

… and for artists to contribute to it … Ina CuricTFF Associate April 3, 2020 Have you often seen conflicts – big or small – escalate out of control? What do you do when it happens? Do you know how to intervene and de-escalate it again? Do you want more peace in your everyday life? […]

CV – Elaheh Pooyandeh

CV – Elaheh Pooyandeh

March 30, 2020 Born in Arak, Iran, on April 16, 1989.Favourite quote “Peace begins with a smile.”Joined TFF as Associate in March 2020. Key professional skills • Experienced in project management in both national and international contexts.• Facilitator, experienced in participatory methods in peace education, violence prevention and conflict transformation.• Very good knowledge of disarmament […]

Evasions, accidents, engagements, and fulfilment: An autobiographical fragment

Evasions, accidents, engagements, and fulfilment: An autobiographical fragment

By Richard Falk, TFF Associate March 16, 2020 Prefatory Note This post is something new for me, an autobiographical fragment written at the request of an online listserv as a suggestive model for academics at the start of their careers as diplomatic historians. I publish it here on my blog. It was found unsuitable for […]

Peace research at Lund University closed down in 1989: Why and how?

Peace research at Lund University closed down in 1989: Why and how?

The main building of Lund University, situated next to the Lund Cathedral in the centre of town And why I lived happily ever after Albeit small, this is a piece of Nordic academic history that deserves to be shared. It’s an early example of the destruction of Nordic peace and conflict research and education that […]

Professionalization in peace research

Professionalization in peace research

By Johan Galtung December 19, 2019 Keynote Speech, International Peace Research Association (IPRA) – 7 Jan 2006 On professionalization in general Generally, the sociology of professions identifies three characteristics of a profession: There is a range of Skills with which a range of professionals will handle a range of problems for a range of clients, […]

Leaving the Cold War Behind

Leaving the Cold War Behind

Introduction This is the digitalized version of a TFF Statement published by TFF’s Board almost 31 years ago. Could that be of any interest today?First, it reflects the situation and the issues discussed at the time as well as the hopes for a better future – now sadly lost. Secondly, it is one example of […]

Lives in economics – they can help us today

Lives in economics – they can help us today

By Johns Scales Avery August 19, 2019 I would like to announce the publication of a book describing the lives of some of the people who have contributed importantly to economic thought. Their lives can help us today, as the world faces a crisis that has profound economic dimensions. Here is the table of content […]

One On One With Johan Galtung

One On One With Johan Galtung

March 26, 2010, and July 3, 2019 Why Johan Galtung (born 1930) decided to devote his life to waging peace through research and action. Galtung who is one of the world’s most prolific and innovative social scientists – for instance, the author of more than 160 books and a global lecturer, mediator and professor – […]

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