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Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life

Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life

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May 19th 2014:The Vision and Path to World Peace featuring Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams

What does peace look like and how can humanity achieve it? Jody Williams is a good place to start. In the 1990’s, she oversaw the growth of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines from an organization of one (her) to a worldwide force that succeeded in getting an international treaty banning landmines signed in 1997. For this work, she won that year’s Nobel Peace Prize. But Jody was not content to rest on her laurels. In 2006, she established the Nobel Women’s Initiative in partnership with other female Nobel Peace Prize laureates with the goal of leveraging the prestige of the Prize to st

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Jody Williams

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
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