Erling Bjøl

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(historian, journalist)
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Born1 December 1918
Kalundborg, Denmark
Interests • war
• peace
Danish Bilderberg historian

Erling Bjøl is a Danish historian, political scientist and journalist.[1]

Early life

Erling Bjøl is the son of train driver H.M.I. Bjøl (died 1966) and his wife Johanne f. Nielsen. He became a student from the then Rungsted State School (Rungsted Gymnasium) 1937 and 1948. He was a foreign policy employee at United Press 1938, Nationaltidende 1942, BBC in London 1944, Dagbladet Information 1945-59 and Politiken 1959.

During World War II, he fled to London and became part of the illegal press. For this effort he received Christian X's Medal of Remembrance.

In 1963 he became Professor of Political Science at Aarhus University (established 1967), where he was responsible for building the new subject international politics in the years up to 1983. In 1966 he became dr.scient.pol. In 1974 he was admitted to the Danish Society of Sciences.

Erling Bjøl's political science writing mainly covers French and Danish foreign policy, but he has also written on historical topics. In addition, he has for many years been a well-known political commentator in newspapers and on television. In 1993-94, Bjøl published his memoirs in two volumes.

In Why war? (1998) and How Peace? (2000) Bjøl has presented historical analyzes of the phenomena of war and peace. In The French Connection - from Holger Danske to Sarkozy (2008), Bjøl describes differences in mentality and culture between France and Denmark.


Events Participated in

Bilderberg/197311 May 197313 May 1973Sweden
The meeting at which the 1973 oil crisis appears to have been planned.
Bilderberg/198115 May 198117 May 1981Switzerland
Palace Hotel
The 29th Bilderberg