In Memoriam – Francis Sejersted
<strong>Francis Sejersted, former chair of the Fritt Ord Foundation's Board of Trustees, passed away in the early hours of Tuesday, 25 August. Sejersted chaired the Board of the Fritt Ord Foundation from 2000 to 2011.</strong>
Francis Sejersted slipped away quietly and peacefully in his home following a lengthy illness.
Georg Fredrik Rieber-Mohn, current chair of the Fritt Ord Foundation, pays tribute:
"Francis had a unique ability to see the big picture. He was exceptionally open to new ideas and initiatives, had great faith in the people around him, and invariably chose a path that called for courage and boldness. In controversial and difficult situations, he was a rock. Francis was exceedingly knowledgeable and well informed in most fields. He cultivated a very carefully considered attitude to freedom of expression as an idea and a principle", concludes Rieber-Mohn.
Francis Sejersted was born in 1936 and passed away at age 79. He was a member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee from 1982