THOR HALVORSSEN | President

Thor is a Venezuelan-born human rights advocate and film producer. Described by The New York Times as “a champion of the underdog and the powerless,” he began advocating for human rights as an adolescent in London by organizing opposition to South African apartheid. He became involved full-time in the promotion of due process and individual rights after his father became a political prisoner in Venezuela. He founded HRF after his mother was shot during a political protest in Venezuela in 2004. He is the Patron of the Prague-based Children’s Peace Movement, On Own Feet. Thor has lectured at universities across the world on matters of liberty, and his opinions and views have appeared in numerous venues, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Washington Post, National Review, National Public Radio, TIME, the Daily Telegraph, New York Post, and GQ, as well as televised outlets such as Al Jazeera, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, BBC, HBO, and many others. He is a regular columnist for The Huffington Post and Forbes.

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