Jody Williams

About Jody Williams

Who is it?: Political & Peace Activist
Birth Day: October 09, 1950
Birth Place: Rutland, Vermont, United States, United States
Education: University of Vermont School for International Training Johns Hopkins University
Known for: 1997 Nobel Peace Prize

Jody Williams

Jody Williams was born on October 09, 1950 in Rutland, Vermont, United States, United States, is Political & Peace Activist. Jody Williams is an American political activist. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her contribution in banning and clearing anti-personnel landmines. Williams has visited over 70 countries, lecturing about the danger of landmines and exposing millions of unexploded landmines all over the world in order to encourage new perceptions of human security. She has been an advocate of peace and a defender of human and civil rights—particularly those of women. She fights to reclaim the true meaning of peace, which is a concept far beyond the lack of wars in today’s world. Jody Williams is the founding director of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), which was officially initiated by six nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). She has also taken the lead in launching the ‘Nobel Women’s Initiative’ which encourages and endorses the works of women who fight for justice and equality. Williams writes extensively and has numerous articles published in various newspapers and magazines like ‘Wall Street Journal’, ‘International Herald Tribune’, ‘The Independent’ (UK), ‘The Irish Times’, and ‘The Toronto Globe’. The ‘Glamour’ magazine has recognized Jody Williams as a ‘Woman of the Year’ twice, along with other eminent personalities like Hillary Clinton and Barbara Walters.
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Occupation Political Activists
Age 70 years old
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Born October 09, 1950 (Rutland, Vermont, United States, United States)
Birthday October 09
Town/City Rutland, Vermont, United States, United States
Nationality United States

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Jody Williams’s zodiac sign is Scorpio. According to astrologers, Scorpio-born are passionate and assertive people. They are determined and decisive, and will research until they find out the truth. Scorpio is a great leader, always aware of the situation and also features prominently in resourcefulness. Scorpio is a Water sign and lives to experience and express emotions. Although emotions are very important for Scorpio, they manifest them differently than other water signs. In any case, you can be sure that the Scorpio will keep your secrets, whatever they may be.

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Williams earned a Master in International Relations from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (a division of Johns Hopkins University) in Washington, D.C. (1984), an MA in teaching Spanish and English as a second language from the School for International Training (now SIT Graduate Institute) in Brattleboro, Vermont (1976), and a BA from the University of Vermont (1972).


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.


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). 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. 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.


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, in its first such listing, she was named by Forbes magazine as one of the 100 most powerful women in the world. 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.


Since 2007, Williams has been the Sam and Cele Keeper Professor in Peace and Social Justice in the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston. Prior to that she had been a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Global Justice at the College since 2003.


In an unprecedented cooperative effort with governments, UN bodies and the International Committee of the Red Cross, Williams 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.


In an interview with Real Leaders magazine in 2015, Williams is quoted as saying, "The image of peace with a dove flying over a rainbow and people holding hands singing kumbaya ends up infantilizing people who believe that sustainable peace is possible. If you think that singing and looking at a rainbow will suddenly make peace appear then you’re not capable of meaningful thought, or understanding the difficulties of the world."


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 [this 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).

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