Human Rights in Venezuela: From Concern to Crisis

Thursday, March 20, 2008
Reception 6:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Program 7:00 p.m.

Estonian House, 243 E. 34th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues), Manhattan


Thor Halvorssen
President, Human Rights Foundation

Thor Halvorssen is a human rights advocate and film producer. He is President of the New York-based Human Rights Foundation (HRF), an organization devoted to the liberation of prisoners of conscience and political prisoners and to the promotion of liberal democracy in the Americas.

A lifelong civil liberties and civil rights advocate, Halvorssen was the first Executive Director and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) a free speech group he headed from its founding in 1999 until 2004. He has lectured at universities across the country on matters of liberty and his opinions and views have appeared in numerous venues including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, National Public Radio, TIME, National Journal, as well as television outlets such as Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor" and "Hannity & Colmes," MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews," HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel," CNN, and many others.

Halvorssen is the producer of several feature films and documentaries that focus on human freedom including Freedom's Fury, Indoctrinate U, The Sugar Babies, and Hammer & Tickle (2006 winner of the Zurich Film Festival). He is a contributing author to several books about freedom.

Halvorssen graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with concurrent undergraduate and graduate degrees in Political Science and History. He lives in New York and Los Angeles.


UNA Members Free
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