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COUNTDOWN TO NYE
At the Oslo Freedom Forum in New York (OFF in NY) you will hear first-hand stories from intrepid human rights defenders who are promoting freedom against all odds, and join a community of philanthropists, technologists, investors, artists, journalists, policymakers, and activists aiming to make the world a more free, open, and peaceful place.
OFF in NY features a half-day of theater talks by renowned human rights defenders, followed by a special Speaker Gala. The Speaker Gala is a unique opportunity to spend time with OFF speakers while enjoying additional talks, performances, and fine dining.
OFF in NY speakers include:
- Garry Kasparov, Russian Chess Grandmaster, pro-democracy advocate, and Chairman of the Human Rights Foundation (HRF)
- Leopoldo López, Venezuelan opposition leader and democracy activist
- Carine Kanimba, daughter of imprisoned "Hotel Rwanda" hero Paul Rusesabagina
- Nury Turkel, Uyghur advocate, author, & Chair of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom
- Oleksandra Matviichuk, Ukrainian rights defender; head of the Center for Civil Liberties
- Berta Valle, Nicaraguan journalist and pro-democracy activist