This blog was launched in 2014, four years after our friend Håkan Wiberg died. It’s a tribute to a leading pioneer of Nordic peace and conflict research – a rare combination of academician (mathematics, philosophy, sociology and peace studies), activist and unshakeable friend of many.
Its main focus is on Wiberg the peace researcher since the largest single category of his production over almost 50 years is within that field, but we also want to give the visitors here an impression of him as friend, citizen and activist. Håkan was an immensely multi-faceted personality with a humane-ness that touched even his opponents.
You are invited
We invite you to assist us in making this blog richer by sending us comments as well as texts, photos, videos, anecdotes, and documentary materials that will add to the understanding and memory of him.
A blog, not a book
This is a dynamic blog for as long as we retrieve valuable materials. That is also why we have chosen not to produce a book which, when published, remains static. Further, a blog can be accessed anywhere in the world – and here we think mainly of students of peace research -whereas a book may be difficult to locate and costly to acquire.
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