In 2013, the OSLO Freedom Forum was held in Norway bringing together activists from different parts of the world. Chen Guangcheng who was exiled from China together with his wife Yuan Weijing, spoke to Thor Halvorssen.
Thor was advising them. He, for instance, told him to make his relationship with Christian Bale better. Christian had been to China where he negotiated Chen’s freedom. Later, Thor said that it was not his place to dictate whom Chen would be close to. Thor Halvorssen made a suggestion based on Christian’s goodwill towards the plight of Chen.
Thor also has a Human Rights Foundation in New York. The main aim of this foundation is to stand up to regimes, which oppress the people. Advocating for human and civil rights is not an easy task. It especially makes some world leaders uncomfortable knowing that such movements are targeting them. This is why Thor Halvorssen is very careful when speaking about his private life.
Thor Halvorssen is a human rights activist from Venezuela. He is the founder of Oslo Freedom Forum. This annual forum brings together people from different places. Their common interest is in human rights. Other than advocating for human rights, Thor is also a film producer. Learn more about Thor Halvorssen: http://www.forbes.com/sites/thorhalvorssen/
He has made contributions in the fields of civil liberties, public policy, and individual rights. Halvorssen is against any actions like human trafficking and dictatorship that infringe on people’s rights. He is also the patron of the Children’s Peace Movement, which is based in Czech. Thor also founded the Moving Picture Institute.
Thor Halvorssen was born in Venezuela. He was born to a renowned family in the country. Halvorsen graduated from the University of Pennsylvania where he studied Political Science and History. He graduated with undergraduate and graduate degrees in the field.
In the University of Pennsylvania, Thor Halvorssen was given the Sol Feinstone Award. He was given this award for advocating for students’ speech. The Romanian leader also gave him a presidential silver medal. The medal was given to him as the founder of the Oslo Freedom Forum during the Romanian Revolution anniversary.