Anders Bratholm, Professor of Law at the University of Oslo, and an important individual for the foundation of PRIO, passed away on 8. July 2010, 90 years old. Bratholm played an essential role in the foundation of PRIO. Bratholm was also a major supporter of the Institute for Social Research (ISF), where PRIO was first established as a department in 1959. He was part of the informal circle referred to as the gentlemen club (‘herreklubben’), alongside Torstein Eckhoff (1916-93; also Professor of Law at the University of Oslo) and Einar M. Hauglie (colonel in the Norwegian Army).