Jørgen Johansen is an independent peace researcher, bibliophile, builder, farmer, teacher, and troublemaker living amongst the trees in the middle of Scandinavia. He is the co-editor of the Journal of Resistance Studies and runs Irene Publishing. Johansen has been arrested several times for civil disobedience and other nonviolent campaigns. In the 80s he was accused of spying as an investigative journalist. The Supreme Court found him Not Guilty with three against two votes. He has published hundreds of articles and books in several languages. After 40 years of work as a trainer, researcher, consultant, and campaigner in more than 100 countries, he has settled and
established a small centre described here.
Johansen is inspired by Cicero: “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”