The Nobility Of The Human Spirit and The Power Of Freedom
Testimonies to human dignity & character
The Oslo Freedom Forum will bring together some of the worlds leading minds to honor heroic survivors of political oppression and persecution. The conference will showcase the testimonies and noble purpose of these men and women who risked their lives for freedom. With a guiding focus on civil and political rights, we will revisit the memoirs they wrote about their harrowing experiences. This literature of survival served to galvanize human rights movements across the globe and bears witness to the resilience of the human spirit. Featured speakers include Elena Bonner, Vladimir Bukovsky, Palden Gyatso, Kang Chol-Hwan, Armando Valladares, Ramón José Velásquez, Elie Wiesel, Harry Wu, and Leyla Zana.
They will speak before an audience of human rights advocates, social and business entrepreneurs, and leaders from a wide spectrum of disciplines, some of whom will also take the stage for panel discussions. Noted participants include Mohammed Ahmed Abdallah, Zainab Bangura, Aliaksandr Bialiatski, Emil Constantinescu, Jack Healey, Craig Johnstone, Jean-François Julliard, Vytautas Landsbergis, Leopoldo Lopez, Edward Lucas, Aidan McQuade, Greg Mortenson, Jacqueline Moudeina, Park Sang Hak, Hans Rosling, and Peter Thiel.
Our mission is to celebrate all that these remarkable individuals have done for humanity, inspire leaders from all walks of life with their narratives, and add valuable insight to the human rights movement.