Jody Williams

Teacher and Aid Worker
Born Oct 9, 1950

Jody Williams is an American political activist known around the world for her work in banning anti-personnel landmines, her defense of human rightsTemplate:Spaced ndashespecially those of womenTemplate:Spaced ndashand her efforts to promote new understandings of security in today’s world. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her work toward the banning and clearing of anti-personnel mines.… Read More

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1950 Birth Born on October 9, 1950.


1992 41 Years Old She served as the founding coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) from early 1992 until February 1998. … Read More
1995 44 Years Old Williams also co-authored a seminal book on the landmine crisis in 1995, After the Guns Fall Silent: The Enduring Legacy of Landmines (Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation, Washington, DC). … Read More


2004 53 Years Old Professor Williams continues to be recognized for her contributions to human rights and global security. She is the recipient of fifteen honorary degrees, among other recognitions. In 2004, she was named by Forbes magazine as one of the 100 most powerful women in the world in its first such listing. … Read More


2013 62 Years Old In March 2013, her memoir, My Name Is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl’s Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize (University of California Press) was released.
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