Frank Aarebrot, a giant of Norwegian political science, is dead at 70
Department mourns loss of renowned scholar.
The UiB Department of Comparative Politics has lost one of its leading lights.
Professor Frank Aarebrot died September 9 in Bergen following a heart attack. A larger-than-life figure at the department for more than 40 years, he was perhaps the best-known political scientist in Norway, famous for his frequent media appearances and popular TV specials.
His funeral will be held at Korskirken in Bergen, Thursday September 14, 1PM. In Franks spirit, everyone is welcome.
For more about Professor Aarebrot’s passage and legacy, see the full Norwegian-language story here.
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