| Tøger Seidenfaden |
(editor, journalist, publisher)
|Died||2011-01-27 (Age 53)|
Cause of death
|Alma mater||Institut d’études politiques de Paris, Aarhus Universitet, Yale University|
|Member of||Bilderberg/Steering committee, International Institute for Strategic Studies, Trilateral Commission|
Tøger Seidenfaden comes from a family of Danish bourgeoisie prominently linked to the intellectual, cultural and political life of the capital Copenhagen. His father, Erik Seidenfaden, was editor-in-chief at the Danish newspaper Dagbladet Information for almost twenty years (1946-65). During WW2, Erik was active in the Danish resistance a British SOE agent with rank of officer, having close ties to SOE leader Ronald Turnbull. After the war, Erik's campaign for Denmark joining NATO in 1949 had a crucial impact.
From 1984 to 1985, straight out of university, Tøger Seidenfaden was employed by the government's security committee. In 1985 he was hired as foreign editor, and from 1987 to 1992 as editor-in-chief at Weekendavisen. In 1989, Seidenfaden published, despite strong resistance, extracts from Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses in Weekendavisen.
He was a staunch critic of the Soviet Union. As editor-in-chief at Weekendavisen, he was for Danish participation in the first Gulf War in 1991. 12 years later, in Politiken, he was against Denmark's participation in the 2003 war.
Like his father, he was a member of The International Institute for Strategic Studies in London, the Executive Committee of the Danish European Movement, and the so-called VL groups, a network of corporate and public sector executives, the closest to a Danish version of Bilderberg.
Seidenfaden was a long-time Bilderberger and Bilderberg Steering committee member, member of the Trilateral Commission's Executive Committee (his father was also member of the Trilateral Commission).
Events Participated in
|Bilderberg/1994||2 June 1994||5 June 1994||Finland|
|The 42nd Bilderberg, in Helsinki.|
|Bilderberg/1996||30 May 1996||2 June 1996||Canada|
|The 44th Bilderberg, held in Canada|
|Bilderberg/1997||12 June 1997||15 June 1997||US|
|The 45th Bilderberg meeting|
|Bilderberg/1998||14 May 1998||17 May 1998||Scotland|
|The 46th Bilderberg meeting, held in Scotland, chaired by Peter Carrington|
|Bilderberg/1999||3 June 1999||6 June 1999||Portugal|
|Bilderberg/2000||1 June 2000||4 June 2000||Belgium|
|The 48th Bilderberg, 94 guests|
|Bilderberg/2001||24 May 2001||27 May 2001||Sweden|
|The 49th Bilderberg, in Sweden. Reported on the WWW.|
|Bilderberg/2002||30 May 2002||2 June 2002||US|
|The 50th Bilderberg, held at Chantilly, Virginia.|
|Bilderberg/2003||15 May 2003||18 May 2003||France|
|The 51st Bilderberg, in Versailles, France|
|Bilderberg/2006||8 June 2006||11 June 2006||Canada|
|54th Bilderberg, held in Canada. 133 guests|