The Chair of the Norwegian Nobel Comittee on the choice of Nobel laureate and why she broke with tradition

Photo: Johannes Granseth / Nobel Peace Center

When she announced the Nobel Peace Prize laureate 2020, the Chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Berit Reiss-Andersen, made a breach with tradition.

PublishedOct 10, 2020
AuthorIngvill Bryn Rambøl


Normally, the name of the laureate is mentioned in the very first sentence. This year, the announcement started with a statement about the need for international solidarity. Hear Berit Reiss-Andersen explain why, and reveal some of the secrets surrounding the choice of a Nobel laureate in her lecture held at the Nobel Peace Center Saturday 10 October.


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