Thor Halvorssen has been described by the New York Times as the ‘Champion of the Underdogs and the Powerless’ due to his contribution in the fight for human rights. He started advocating for human rights as an adolescent back in 1989 by organizing opposition to the apartheid rule in S. Africa. The founder of the Oslo Freedom Forum and a film producer has contributed remarkably in fields such as public policy, individual rights, public interest advocacy, and pro-democracy advocacy. Thor has displayed a profound commitment to the politics of human rights globally. This has made him one of the most perplexing and polarizing individuals in the field of human rights activism.
Thor is also the president of the Human Rights Foundation. This is an organization that is devoted to human rights globally. The main agenda of the Human Rights Foundation is to fight oppressive regimes across the world regardless of what it takes. The organization has extricated activists from their countries, mounted campaigns for the freedom of activists and even invited journalists to the foundation’s annual forum. This annual conference has been called the ‘Davos Of Human Rights’; a global networking party where revolutionists exchange tips on dethroning authoritarian leaders and putting an end to oppressive regimes.
Thor Halvorssen has also lectured at several universities across the globe on matters of liberty. His opinions as well as views have appeared in venues such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Economist National Review among others.
Thor is also a remarkable film producer and actor. He has made some exceptional contributions to the film industry through the production of some movies such as Uprising, 2081, Halo of stars just to mention a few. Currently, Thor is working on the production of Robert Heinlein’s film adaptation of ‘The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress alongside Brian Singer.