2009 Oslo Freedom Forum

2009 Oslo Freedom Forum

The Nobility of the Human Spirit and the Power of Freedom
Oslo, Norway
May 18 – May 20, 2009

Conceptualized with the guidance of playwright, poet, and statesman Václav Havel, OFF was envisioned as a place where the human rights heroes of the 20th century could meet and share their stories with the leading activists of today.

The inaugural three-day summit featured icons of the literature of survival such as Holocaust survivor and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, Chinese-British author Jung Chang, Tibetan former prisoner of conscience Palden Gyatso, Russian human rights advocate Elena Bonner, and Chinese former political prisoner Harry Wu.