Per Elvestuen has extensive work experience from media, communications, counseling, politics, and international work. Starting his professional career as editorial cartoonist in the Norwegian business daily, DN, at the age of 25, he received a number of awards for his work in Norway and abroad, before moving on into other fields of work. Elvestuen has been instrumental in the establishment and development of the Oslo Freedom Forum since its inception in 2009. He has a strong environmental commitment in combating marine waste and the world´s waste problems, especially in Asia and in Africa. Elvestuen is a veteran of several international operations, serving both as an officer in the Norwegian defense forces and as a civilian. He has a long time engagement in veteran issues and is chairman of an organization for wounded veterans in Norway.
SHERMAN TEICHMAN | Strategic Advisor
Sherman Teichman is currently a senior fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School. He focuses on the nexus between corruption and human rights, and is running a study group entitled “Confronting Corruption in Defense of Human Rights."