Thor Halvorssen is a Venezuelan human right activist also known as Thor Leonardo Halvorssen Mendoza. Thor is also a film producer with major contributions and attributes in various fields of public interest advocacy, civil liberties, individual rights as well as public policy. Thor also contributes to pro-democracy advocacy.In August 2007, Thor was described by the New York Times as a maverick; they further stated him as an individual who champions the underdog and the powerless. He is also a writer and writes for Forbes magazine and is a columnist at the left-leaning Huffington Post.His opinions have featured regularly on various platforms.
Thor founded Oslo Freedom Foundation (OFF). It is a foundation that hosts a transformative annual conference. Devoted human rights advocates, technology entrepreneurs, activists and various world leaders meet and engage in a discussion to brainstorm and share their stories and experience. The leaders also have a chance to discussing multiple ways of expanding freedom and also unleash human potential all over the world.The Economists describe the foundation as the spectacular human rights festival and further stated that the foundation soon it will be a human-rights equivalent to Davos economic forum.
Thor Halvorssen is also the president of Human Rights Foundation (HRF). HRF is a non-profit organization that is devoted to protecting and promoting human rights across the globe. The team is most focused on closed societies. Therefore the nonpartisan Foundation contributes towards uniting people with a common cause of defending and protecting human rights.The HRF also is committed to supporting liberal democracy. The mission of the foundation is to ensure that freedom is promoted and equally preserved across the world. HRF under the leadership of Thor Halvorssen focuses on establishing ideals for various human rights movements.Thor was born in Venezuela and is a descendant of the first president Cristobal Mendoza. His father Thor HalvorssenHellum also served as an ambassador for anti-Narcotic affairs in Venezuela and also as a special overseas investigator. Thor graduated from the University of Pennsylvania; he also attended Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa where he studied History and Political Science concurrently.