Jody Williams
American teacher and aid worker
Jody Williams
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.
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Ohio Wesleyan Announces Speakers for 2011 Sagan National Colloquium - Connect2 OWU
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Past Colloquium speakers have included social activist Gloria Steinem, authors Barbara Ehrenreich and Kurt Vonnegut, Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams, and former President Gerald Ford. Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation's premier small
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"Four Kitchens" Author Lauren Shockey Dishes on Cooking Abroad and Her Fave ... - The L Magazine
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It's Jody Williams' French gastroteque and wine bar in the West Village. It's a really nice place to have a glass of wine; they do a nice confit rabbit, plus excellent pork rillettes and sausage. What about Israeli food? Wait … what is Israeli food in
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Anti-landmine youth ambassador from Cambodia visits Taiwan - Focus Taiwan News Channel
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She was the first person to sign the People's Treaty in Ottawa, Canada, and was present in Oslo, Norway, when the ICBL and Jody Williams were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997. Kosal has taken her message to Spain, Australia, Japan, Canada,
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Captured in time - Cullman Times Online
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John and Jody Williams bought the property from John's parents, David and June Williams. John and Jody moved there when his parents moved across the road about ten years ago. Jody kept an American flag in the loft door. It was hanging there on the day
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Idols wannabes get wake-up call - Times LIVE
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Another Capetonian winner, 21-year-old Jody Williams, parted ways with her record label, Sony Music, and is now a free agent. She said yesterday: "You're taught the basics [during Idols]), but you're not taught what to expect from the industry outside
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Effingham deaths - Savannah Morning News
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She is survived by children Tami and Jody Williams and Barry and Amber Rogers, all of Rincon; siblings Faye and Ron Patrick of Savannah and Michael and Susan Sharp of Guyton; grandchildren Katelyn Williams and Jacob Rogers; stepmother Barbara Sharp of
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As Turkey stays out, Israel thwarts second Freedom Flotilla from reaching Gaza - Media Monitors Network
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Four women activists were Nobel Peace Prize winners: Rigoberta Menchú from Guatemala, Mairhead Maguire of Northern Ireland, American Jody Williams, and Shirin Ebadi of Iran. Alice Walker has been particularly vocal about her participation in the
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Ronnie Dunn Honored by BMI for Songs That Earned 60 Million Performances - CMT.com
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Jody Williams, BMI's vice president of writer-publisher relations, told partygoers he first encountered Dunn in 1988 when he served as a judge at the finals of the Marlboro Country Music Contest in Nashville, a competition Dunn ultimately won
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Joburg aims to beat Idols bogey - The Mercury.co.za (subscription)
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Heinz Winkler, Jody Williams, Karin Kortje and Anke Pietrangeli have launched successful careers since winning Idols. And last year's winner Elvis Blue is on his way to making a name for himself in the local music industry
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Easton Corbin Celebrates Two Chart Toppers - The Boot
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BMI executive Jody Williams spoke about Easton's abilities as a songwriter as well as a recording artist, pointing out that he had written or co-written several songs on his first CD. Universal Music Group's Ken Robold then thanked guests for joining
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Crowd Cheers Sales Success of Eric Church's Carolina - CMT.com
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"At BMI, we are in the Eric Church business and proud to be there," said Jody Williams, speaking for the organization that collects and pays royalties for the public playing and performances of songs. Williams announced that Church's 2009 single,
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ISRAEL: AN ATTEMPT TO SILENCE PEACE MOVEMENT By Jody Williams and Rachel Giora - Inter Press Service
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JULY, 2011 (IPS) - As the world watches the "Arab Spring" unfold in the Middle East -a reaction against decades of oppression and suppression of civil society- there are disturbing signs that Israel is stealthily
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Rockets runnersup in District 34 C-1 North tournament - Wilmington News Journal, OH
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Team members in the photo are, from left to right, front row, Clayton Sheeley, Griffen Laake, Cory May, Seth Stiverson and Spencer Branham; middle row, Colby Dunlap, Matt Phillips, Ashton Martin, Hunter Minnish, Jody Williams, Weston Trampler and
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Broken records: Jody Williams - Nashville Business Journal
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“The thing that Taylor brought to the table before she ever walked into Big Machine Records was this Myspace following,” Williams recalled. “She was one of the first social media masterminds, and she did it on her own with her incredible personality
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Meeting Three Women Nobel Peace Laureates - KanglaOnline
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Shirin Ibadi from Iran who won 2003 Nobel Peace Prize, Jody Williams from USA who won 1997 Nobel Peace Prize and Mairead Corrigan Maguire, from Northern Ireland who won the same in 1976. These three outstanding women were joined by 120 equally
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Country Music Hall of Fame Names New Trustee and Officers - Cybergrass
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Nashville, TN -- At the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's quarterly board meeting today, BMI's Nashville Vice President, Writer-Publisher Relations Jody Williams was elected to a first term as a trustee. Gibson Guitar Chairman and CEO Henry
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Keith Urban Celebrates No. 1 "Without You" With Writers Dave Pahanish, Joe West - CMT.com
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"Any time we get to celebrate with Keith Urban is truly a grand occasion," said Jody Williams, vice president of writer-publisher relations for BMI, the performance rights organization that sponsored the party and of which Urban, Pahanish and West are
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Timeline
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2013
    Age 62
    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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  • FIFTIES
  • 2004
    Age 53
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She has twice been recognized as a "Woman of the Year" by Glamour magazine – along with other luminaries such as Senator Hillary Clinton, Katie Couric, Barbara Walters, and other female Nobel Peace laureates. Williams writes extensively. Her work includes articles for magazines and newspapers around the world (e.g., Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, The Independent (UK), The Irish Times, The Toronto Globe and Mail, The LA Times, La Jornada (Mexico), The Review of the International Red Cross, Columbia University’s Journal of Politics and Society) and chapters to numerous books (e.g., This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women, edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman book is the result of the “This I Believe” series on National Public Radio; A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer, edited by Eve Ensler; Lessons from our Fathers, by Keith McDermott; Girls Like Us: 40 Extraordinary Women Celebrate Girlhood in Story, Poetry and Song, by Gina Misiroglu; The Way We Will be 50 Years from Today: 60 of the World’s Greatest Minds Share Their Visions of the Next Half-Century, edited by Mike Wallace).
  • FORTIES
  • 1995
    Age 44
    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).
    More Details Hide Details Her most recent book, Banning Landmines: Disarmament, Citizen Diplomacy and Human Security, edited with Steve Goose and Mary Wareham, analyzes the Mine Ban Treaty and its impact on other human security- related work. It was released at the end of March 2008 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
  • 1992
    Age 41
    She served as the founding coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) from early 1992 until February 1998.
    More Details Hide Details Prior to that work, she spent eleven years on various projects related to the wars in Nicaragua and El Salvador, where, according to the Encyclopedia of Human Rights, she "spent the 1980s performing life-threatening human rights work." In an unprecedented cooperative effort with governments, UN bodies and the International Committee of the Red Cross, she served as a chief strategist and spokesperson for the ICBL, which she developed from two non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with a staff of one – herself – to an international powerhouse of 1,300 NGOs in ninety countries. From its small beginning and official launch in 1992, Williams and the ICBL dramatically achieved the campaign's goal of an international treaty banning antipersonnel landmines during a diplomatic conference held in Oslo in September 1997. Three weeks later, she and the ICBL were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. At that time, she became the tenth woman – and third American woman – in its almost hundred-year history to receive the Prize. In November 2004, after discussions with sister Peace Laureates Dr. Shirin Ebadi of Iran and the late Professor Wangari Maathai of Kenya, Williams took the lead in establishing the Nobel Women’s Initiative launched in January 2006; she since has served as its Chair. Through this Initiative, which brings together six of the female Peace Laureates alive today, the women seek to use their access and influence to support and promote the work of women around the world working for peace with justice and equality. (Aung San Suu Kyi is an honorary member.)
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1950
    Born
    Born on October 9, 1950.
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