Born in Venezuela March 9, 1976, Thor Leonardo Halvorssen Mendoza better known as Thor Halvorseen became a well-known man for many things he had accomplished during his career. Before his career skyrocketed, Mr. Halvorssen attended and completed his concurrent undergraduate and graduate degrees in Political Science and History at the University of Pennsylvania. He also became a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and earned the title magna cum laude upon graduating.
During the course of spending time helping others and finding what interests him most about his career, Havlorssen built a specialty around specific matters regarding dictatorships, human trafficking, slavery and threats to democracy. He also took the time to set up and attend lectures that mainly covered human rights at multiple Universities including Harvard Law and other places such as New York City Junto as well as the United Nations Association in New York.
According to The Weekly Standard, Thor Halvorssen began advocating for human rights part time in 1989 during his adolescent years. After the imprisonment of his father in Venezuela, Mr. Havlorssen got more involved in the promotion of due process and individual rights full-time. Shortly after his mother was shot during a political protest in 2004, Thor founded the New York-based Human Rights Foundation (HRF). Thor Halvorssen’s business was built to be committed to free political prisoners while promoting tolerance and democracy in Latin America. The company has a strong staff of 12 that is highly educated and is covering many areas of the world. The staff of 12 is known for not taking their time when it comes to taking on tasks involving democracies and so forth. Since founding HRF or Human Rights Foundation, the business succeeds at getting seven prisoners released while providing evidence to Truth Commission, submitted brief and even got two books published about individual rights and responsibilities of the state.
As HRF’s success began taking off, Thor Halvorssen started another business known as the Olso Freedom Forum which is a global gathering that takes place once a year. As of today, is Thor is the President and CEO of the Olso Freedom Forum and this company is highly successful as well.