The Oslo Freedom Forum (OFF) is a thriving global community of people united by the common vision of making the world a more peaceful, prosperous, and free place. OFF brings together leaders in advocacy, business, technology, policy, philanthropy, media, academia, and arts to share their stories and brainstorm ways to expand freedom and unleash human potential across the globe. OFF has evolved from an annual flagship event in Oslo to include satellite events around the world including New York, Johannesburg, Taiwan, and now, Mexico.
Confirmed speakers for the first Oslo Freedom Forum in Mexico include Iranian Canadian journalist, filmmaker, and former prisoner of conscience Maziar Bahari, Nicaraguan democracy activist Edipcia Dubón, Angolan journalist and anti-corruption advocate Rafael Marques de Morais, Ecuadorean political cartoonist Xavier “Bonil” Bonilla, Cuban democracy advocate Rosa María Payá, Mexican drug policy expert Lisa Sánchez, nonviolent resistance expert Jamila Raqib, Filipino social justice advocate Jose Luis Martin “Chito” Gascon, and Libyan peace advocate Asma Khalifa. The one-day event will take place at the Museo Nacional de Antropología in Mexico City.
The 2019 Oslo Freedom Forum in Mexico is made possible through the generous support of the John Templeton Foundation.