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Oslo Freedom Forum New York 2023


The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) is excited to announce the Oslo Freedom Forum in New York (OFF in NY), a half-day event at The Town Hall featuring theater talks and performances by the world’s top freedom fighters and dissidents, followed by a special Speaker Gala.

Join us to hear first-hand stories from intrepid human rights defenders, and meet a community of activists, philanthropists, technologists, investors, artists, journalists, and policymakers aiming to make the world a more free, open, and peaceful place.

The Speaker Gala will take place in the evening at the Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center, following the theater program. The Gala will be a unique opportunity to spend time with OFF speakers while enjoying additional talks, performances, and fine dining. The suggested dress code is formal/cocktail wear.


General tickets ($25 Theater Pass and $10 Student Pass) are available for purchase on Ticketmaster.

Speaker Gala tickets ($1,500 single and $10,000 eight-person table) are available for purchase on Eventbrite. You may also sponsor students and activists to attend OFF in NY on this page. Gala tickets include access to afternoon theater programming.

If you would like to attend as a member of the media, please present your press badge at the entrance to The Town Hall.


Thursday, Sept. 28
2:00-5:30 PM

Session 1

2:00 -3:30 PM

  • HRF Welcome Remarks
  • Gulbahar Haitiwaji & Kalbinur Sidik
  • Tobias Rose-Stockwell
  • Sanaa Seif
  • Performance: Kevork Mourad & Layale Chaker
  • Víctor Navarro


3:30 -4:00 PM

Session 2

4:00 -5:30 PM

  • Garry Kasparov
  • Pastor Seungeun Kim
  • Comedy: Chris Turner
  • Kristen Ulmer
  • Nazanin Boniadi
  • Closing Remarks

For any questions about tickets and registration, please contact us at [email protected]

More details about the speakers and overall program will be released weekly on our Twitter and Instagram.

At this gathering, no one cares whether the tyranny is red or black. All they care about is that tyranny be opposed and defeated, and that freedom prevails.

Jay Nordlinger of National Review

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