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Upon receiving his degree, Galtung moved to Columbia University, in New York City, where he taught for five semesters as an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology.[9] In 1959, Galtung returned to Oslo, where he founded the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). He served as the institute’s director until 1969, and saw the institute develop from a department within the Norwegian Institute of Social Research into an independent research institute with enabling funds from the Norwegian Ministry of Education.[10]

In 1964, Galtung led PRIO to establish the first academic journal devoted to Peace Studies: the Journal of Peace Research.[10] In the same year, he assisted in the founding of the International Peace Research Association.[11] In 1969 he left PRIO for a position as professor of peace and conflict research at the University of Oslo, a position he held until 1978.[10]

He then served as the director general of the International University Centre in Dubrovnik, as well as helping to found and serving as the president of the World Future Studies Federation.[12][13] He has also held visiting positions at other universities, including Santiago, Chile, the United Nations University in Geneva, and at ColumbiaPrinceton and the University of Hawaii.[14] He has served at so many universities that he has “probably taught more students on more campuses around the world than any other contemporary sociologist”.[12] Galtung is currently teaching courses in the Human Science Department at Saybrook University.[15][not in citation given]

In December 2010, Galtung gave a lecture entitled “Breaking the Cycle of Violent Conflict” at the University of San Diego’s Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Distinguished Lecture Series.

Galtung is a prolific researcher, having made contributions to many fields in sociology. He has published more than 1000 articles and over 100 books.[16] Economist and fellow peace researcher Kenneth Boulding has said of Galtung that his “output is so large and so varied that it is hard to believe that it comes from a human”.[17] He is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.[18]