Many leaders hope that once they are out of the office their succeeding generations will be successful and gain respect in their country. Thor Halvorssen is the descendant of the first president of Venezuela –Cristobal Mendoza. He comes from a family that has accomplished a lot in their life. For instance, his father Thor Halvorssen Helllum, was a Venezuelan Ambassador whose responsibility was for the antinarcotic affairs. Consequently, he was also appointed as an investigator at the international level of Venezuelan senate Commission. Thor Halvorssen grandfather, Oystein Thor Halvorssen served the Norway’s King at the position of the counsel and was a representative for the Venezuelan companies in Norway. With this success of due to the dedication of services in Venezuela, one would assume that Mendoza is happy of the rising Thor Halvorssen.
Thor Halvorssen holds a Bachelor’s as well as Mater’s degree in political science and History from University of Pennsylvania an Ivy League college. He is also very active in the government matters as well as legal affairs. Particularly Halvorssen has chosen to focus on a matter relating slavery, combating tyranny regimes as well as human trafficking.
He has also made a major impact in his own home country as well as the on the international sphere. In 1999 he was given the opportunity to serve as the chief executive officer of the America Civil liberties organization FIRE the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. It was in the same year that he campaigned to convince a U.S based Lucent Technologies to implement a policy that would eliminate slave labor in the manufacturing of its products in China. This would require that China citifies that none of the product come from its territory are made using slave labor.
One of the most recognized output to the society in his work is the work with Human Right Foundation. From time to time Halvorssen has helped in leading the foundation, it became a world recognized because of it a vocal protest against the oppressive regimes. At one particular time, he was fought for the rights of the longtime Chinese political prisoner Liu Xiaobo. As a result, he was asked to be Xiaobo guest during the Nobel Prize ceremony in 2010 in which Xiaobo was awarded in absentia.
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