Jody Williams received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her work to ban landmines through the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, which shared the Peace Prize with her that year. When she received the prize, she was only the 10th woman - and third American woman - in its almost 100-year history to do so. Since her protests of the Vietnam War, she has been a life-long advocate of freedom, self-determination and human and civil rights. In 2004, Forbes Magazine named Jody one of the 100 most powerful women in the world. In 2006, she co-founded the Nobel Women's Initiative. Jody has received over 15 honorary degrees and is currently a professor at the University of Houston, where she has been since 2003. Last year she released her memoir, My Name is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl's Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize.