Jan Øberg

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BornJanuary 13, 1951
NationalityDanish, Swedish
Member ofAmerican Herald Tribune, Working Group on Syria Propaganda and Media
Danish/Swedish peace researcher

Jan Øberg (also spelled Öberg and Oberg) is a Swedish/Danish academic and peace researcher. He is the former director of Lund University Peace Research Institute (LUPRI) and former general secretary of the Danish Peace Academy.[1]

“There is a lid on the western mainstream media in a way it has NEVER been before… 'Today there is no "crack in the wall"…' 10% is empirically true, 20% is fake - narratives, 70%, and it is the most important part, is omitted news.”
Jan Oberg (17 August 2021)  [2]

Books and articles

His main books are “Energy for a Better Society” (in Danish), “Myth About Our Security” (in Danish), “To Develop Security and Secure Development”, “Winning Peace” (co-author), and in 2004, he published “Predictable Fiasco. The Conflict with Iraq and Denmark as an Occupying Power” (in Danish). In 2005 he contributed to a Danish textbook on psychology with a chapter on peace and conflict psychology and to another book on evil.

In 2006 he was a co-editor of “Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace and Conflict”, the peace research flagship edited by Lester Kurtz. His main project as of 2013 is “Yugoslavia – What Should Have Been Done?” together with Johan Galtung and Hakan Wiberg.

He has been a columnist in Nordic newspapers, occasional contributor to the cultural page of Helsingborg Dagblad in Sweden and a bi-weekly columnist for the Danish daily Dato. He wrote reviews and commentaries for the Danish liberal daily, Politiken, 1974-94.

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