About – CV

Dear visitor and friend

Welcome to my blog, my virtual home, or – if you like – my official site.

Don’t be confused by the spelling of my name. I use √ėberg for work related to Denmark where I was born, I live in Sweden since 1972 as √Ėberg and in my international life and on social media I use Oberg.

I moved in here in 2008 and during the first 6 years published only texts in Danish and Swedish.

From July 2014 it is also in English and contains materials from my social media posts and debates too.

Naturally, what you find here is a reflection of the fact that I am a peace researcher/teacher and art photographer- and the two are connected to some extent.

In addition I am citizen and may have things to say beyond those two professional fields.

So this blog is a diverse and integrated affair – the single best place, you may say, to find out who I am and what I do. It does not, however, contain all I produce; for that you must go to the various sites and social media where I publish myself.

Who I am you can see here.

Having lived the first good 20 years of my life in Denmark and, since 1972, in Lund Sweden – I feel I have some roots there, but the concept of global citizen suits me better.

I was so very lucky to meet Christina Sp√§nnar in 1983 and we have been together ever since and she is co-founder of TFF (1985). She had two children when we met, Joen (1968) and Matilda (1975). Joen is married to Charlotte and they have three girls. Matilda married  Magdalena Persson in 2014 and they have one boy. The family also includes the dog Mimi (2009).

My online presence is listed in the Sites menu –  all the websites, social media, blogs etc. that I am responsible for concerning peace and photographics; it’s about 30 with various activity levels but none neglected.

It goes without saying that I’d like to connect, be your friend or part of your circles on social media. Click also on I offer to see how you can make the best use of me.

Danish, born 1951, lives in Lund, Sweden since 1971. Married to Christina Spännar, PhD in sociology, 2 children and 4 grandchildren. Two main life tracks: Academia and art.

Personal website, mainly in English, Danish and Swedish.

1. Peace and future researcher

‚ÄĘ PhD in sociology 1981 at Lund University, later ‚ÄĚdocent‚ÄĚ or associate professor, dr hc at the Buddhist Soka Gakkai University in Tokyo.

‚ÄĘ Visiting professor in peace and conflict studies in Japan, Spain, Austria, Switzerland part-time over the years.

‚ÄĘ 3500 pages of published academic literature and more for public education, debate and newspaper columns and reviews. Several books in Danish, Swedish, English and other languages.

‚ÄĘ Co-founder and director of the independent TFF – The Transnational Foundation for Peace & Future Research (https://transnational.live) in Lund, Sweden since 1985.

‚ÄĘ It‚Äôs mission is the UN Charter norm ‚Äúpeace by peaceful means‚ÄĚ and to abolish war. It works with empirical analysis, criticism and constructive peace ideas and plans. TFF is a network of 60 eminent peace scholars, media people, retired militaries, diplomats, psychologists and others.

‚ÄĘ The foundation is exclusively people-financed, and receives no funds whatsoever from governments or corporations, thus doing free research in a true sense.

‚ÄĘ It does theoretical work and publications but also on-the ground activities aiming at conflict analysis, peace proposal-making, education, mediation and media commentary, e.g. in Somalia/Somaliland, all parts of former Yugoslavia, Georgia, Burundi, Iraq, Iran and Syria.

‚ÄĘ Jan Oberg has received a number of awards for peace research and practise, and has been nominated over several years for the Nobel Peace Prize.

2. Art photographer

‚ÄĘ Oberg‚Äôs parents were collectors of now classical contemporary American and European art in the 1960s and 1970s, his father also a gallerist. So he grew up with art and acquired his first camera at the age of 7 and assisted the father in the gallery and has preserved the collection after the parents‚Äô death.

‚ÄĘ In 2003 – after his pictures from Iraq attracted at least as much attention as his writings from there – he decided to work with photography as a parallel activity.

‚ÄĘ In 2009 he opened Oberg PhotoGraphics in Lund with his own studio and has held exhibitions there continuously. His main categories is art photography, abstract photography, documentary work from conflict zones (of hope, not of violence), collage, and more.

‚ÄĘ In this field he is self-taught and constantly experimenting with techniques, mixed and print media.

‚ÄĘ You‚Äôll find categories of his art photography on his homepage.

‚ÄĘ Jan Oberg is also a photo and art blogger writing about other artists’ works and he uses Instagram and here his profile on Linkedin.

Main projects 2017-2021

In 2018 Oberg‚Äôs two life tracks come together in a joint TFF/Oberg PhotoGraphics project called ‚ÄĚSilk Peace Art Road‚ÄĚ (SPAR) project
which stretches from Shanghai to Venice along the new Silk Roads (Belt And Road Initiative, BRI) where he was invited by the Global Art Affairs Foundation to exhibit at Palazzo Mora in the context of the Venice Art Biennale 2019.

Here all his web places (https://janoberg.me/bizcard).

This CV as PDF: Oberg CV 2018 A4

Velkommen til min blog

Bloggen hér er Рsammen med de andre indslag hér Рer mit virtuelle hjem. Jeg flyttede ind i det i foråret 2008.

Jeg staver mit navn i relation til sted. Jeg bruger √ėberg i danske sammenh√¶nge, da jeg er f√łdt d√©r, √Ėberg for mit arbejde i Sverige hvor jeg har boet siden 1972 og Oberg i mit internationale liv, inkl p√• sociale medier.

De f√łrste 6 √•r var det en dansk-svensk sproget blog. Fra juli 2014 indeholder den ogs√• engelske tekster samt poster fra en del af de sociale medier, jeg er p√•.

Da jeg er fredsforsker/underviser og kunstfotograf handler det meste naturligis om de ting, men der findes skam også mange andre temaer. Man er jo også medborger og menneske på andre måder end den professionelle.

De f√łrste godt 20 √•r af mit liv boede jeg i √Örhus – hvor jeg kom til verden – og i K√łbenhavn, og fra 1972 har jeg boet i Lund i Sverige. Man kan sige at det er Danmark hvorfra min verden udg√•r. Mine andre lande er, indtil videre, Sverige, det tidligere Jugoslavien, Somalia, Japan, Burundi, Iran og Kina.

I 1983 var jeg s√• utroligt heldig at m√łde Christina Sp√§nnar og vi har levet sammen lige siden og hun er medstifter af TFF – den Transnationale Stiftelse for Freds- og Fremtidsforskning ¬†(1985). Hun havde to b√łrn, Joen (1968) og Matilda (1975). Joen er gift med Charlotte og de har tre piger. Matilda giftede sig i 2014 med Magdalena Persson og fik en s√łn i 2016. Familien omfatter ogs√• hunden Mimi (2009).

Mere om mig h√©r. Du kan ogs√• finde mig p√• Facebook og andre sociale medier hvor vi naturligvis kan v√¶re i kontakt med hinanden.

Da jeg fyldte 60 – den 13. januar 2011 – havde Sydsvenska Dagbladet et portr√¶t, som jeg er nok s√• forn√łjet med.

Kig Dig omkring – god forn√łjelse!

Lund 2008, last updated in October 2020, new design theme “Olsen”

5 thoughts on “About – CV

  1. Jeg har fundet din blog via artikel i Dagbladet Arbejderen 22/3-2011. Jeg har altid syntes, at du har nogle gode og kloge analyser omkring fredsarbejde.

  2. Fin blog. Osse jeg fandt den i Arbejderen. Rigtig glad for at læse din dagbog om Libyen.

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