Thor Halvorssen has been a fighter his entire life. He has always stood for the oppressed and has managed to succeed in one way or the other. Thor Halvorssen has been shaped by his educational background coupled with his unrelenting desire to beat odds. His first involvement with human rights was in 1989 when he assisted South African students to resist the apartheid rule. Thor Halvorssen is also a result of his parent’s desire to change the world by diminishing the evil of dictatorship and human rights oppression. His parents stood for what they preached with his mother paid the ultimate price of freedom. His mother was killed when participating in demonstrations. On the other hand, his father unveiled corruption deals in the Venezuelan government and had to pay with his freedom. He was caught and jailed in Venezuela where he was also tortured.
When going on with his humanitarian work in Vietnam, Thor Halvorssen was detained by authorities where he was tortured with his cameraman. He has talked for political prisoners in several nations such as Bolivia, Peru, Panama, and Venezuela. He also opposes African dictators such as Yoweri Museveni who detains gay people. He has succeeded on several occasions to have political prisoners released. He currently acts as the chairman of the Human Rights Foundation. This is an organization that he established in the year 2005 with the aim of helping people oppressed by dictators. Other things that he opposes include threats to democracy, human trafficking, and slavery. Thor Halvorssen holds a degree in history and political science from the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a distinguished lecturer of human rights and has taught in many institutions such as Harvard School of Law, American Enterprise Institute, and the New York City Junto.
Thor Halverson’s opinions have featured on several platforms such as the BBC, CNN, Fox News and the New York Times and the Washington Post. Thor Halvorssen is also a distinguished film producer focusing on films about his passion. An example of a movie that he is part of is The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. Thor Halvorssen is 40 years old.