Bruce Furst serves as the president of Ashber Corporation, a music and film licensing firm in Texas that arranges for the incorporation of songs into films and negotiates the distribution of movie soundtracks. Beyond his professional responsibilities, Bruce Furst supports the global human rights organization Amnesty International. The organization opened its second “massive open online course” (MOOC) on human rights in November of 2016 entitled Human Rights: The Rights of Refugees.
The Right of Refugees course provided participants with the information they need to defend rights of refugees around the world. Participants could connect with a global community of human rights activists and learn to think critically about approaches to a wide range of human rights challenges and violations. A team of dedicated human rights leaders with years of experience guided the course and offered insight.
Course content included an introductory understanding of refugee rights and concepts for international protection. Participants also learned about the circumstances that transform people into refugees and the extreme conditions refugees encounter after leaving their homes.
The course further explained the government’s role in protecting refugees and the steps members of the public can take to ensure those rights are upheld. Amnesty International offered the course from mid-November 2016 to mid-November 2017.
With over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry, Bruce Furst boasts significant expertise in film and music licensing.