A Human Rights Advocate-cum-Film Producer from Venezuela, Thor Halvorssen

Thor Halvorssen has vast contributions in the fields of public policy, public interest, civil rights, liberties and democratic advocacy. He is also a founder of Oslo Freedom Forum. The forum has gained a positive review from the Economist. Halvorssen is also a president of the Human Rights Foundation which strives to achieve international human rights and freedom. He is also the founder of the Moving Picture Institute. In May 2010, he bought a leftist Norwegian Magazine called Ny Tid.


Thor Halvorssen was born on March 9, 1976, in Venezuela. He was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. He was a Phi Beta Kappa and Magnum Cum Laude with degrees in Political Science and History. He has worked a lot in the fields like the dictatorship, human trafficking, and democratic threats. He has also given tons of lectures on human rights in prestigious educational institutions like Harvard Law School, the New York City Junto, the United Nations Association, New York, and the American Enterprise Institute as well.

In 1999, Thor Halvorssen successfully headed the campaign in Lucent Technologies‘ shareholders’ annual meeting. He advocated for the establishment of anti-slave labor policy. According to the policy, China would have to certify that Lucent’s products were not fabricated using slaves. He was fighting for the cause where China’s Lagoi camps had done mass imprisonment of 8 million men, women, and children to serve in about 1100 factories.

In 1999, Halvorssen also became the first executive director and chief executive officer of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). FIRE is a civil rights organization. As its head, he was successful in forming coalitions with the conservative and liberal groups like Heritage Foundation. The Eagle Forum and Feminists for Free Expression. In 2004, he resigned from the post as a head of FIRE and became one of its Board of Advisors.

Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that he is currently producing the film adaptation of a science fiction novel called the Moon is a Harsh Mistress. He has also produced movies like Freedom’s Fury, The Singing Revolution, Harrison Bergeron.

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