Kaci Kullmann, chairwoman of Nobel Committee dies

Q.  Who is Kaci Kullmann?
- Published on 21 Feb 17

a. Chairman of Norwegian Nobel Committee
b. Chairman of Academy Awards Committee
c. Chairman of Abel Awards Committee
d. Chairman of Magsaysay Awards Committee

ANSWER: Chairman of Norwegian Nobel Committee
Kaci Kullmann, chairwoman of Nobel Committee diesKaci Kullmann, the chairwoman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, which selects the Peace Prize laureates, has died aged 65 after a long illness, the organisation said on 20th Feb 2017.

Kullmann was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014 and underwent treatment but her condition worsened, and she was forced to cancel several appearances last year.

She was a role model for many young women.

Norway’s Conservative Prime Minister Erna Solberg condoled her death.

About Kaci Kullmann
  • Kullmann became a member of the Norwegian Nobel committee in 2003, and was elected chair in 2015.
  • She was among the decision makers who honoured former U.S. vice president Al Gore (2007), former U.S. president Barack Obama (2009), Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo (2010), and Iranian human rights activist Shirin Ebadi (2003).
  • She was the leader of the Conservative Party between 1991-1994.

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