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Jody Williams

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Humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize Winner and Chairman of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines

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 Jody Williams Biography

Jody Williams received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her work as founding coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, which shared the Peace Prize with her that year. At that time, she became the 10th woman in its almost 100-year history to receive the Prize.

Like others who’ve seen the ravages of war, she’s an outspoken peace activist who struggles to reclaim the real meaning of peace—a concept which goes far beyond the absence of armed conflict and is defined by human security, not national security. Williams believes that working for peace is not for the faint of heart. It requires dogged persistence and a commitment to sustainable peace, built on environmental justice and meeting the basic needs of the majority of people on our planet.

Since January of 2006, Jody Williams has worked toward those ends through the Nobel Women’s Initiative, which she chairs. Along with sister Nobel Laureate Dr. Shirin Ebadi of Iran, she took the lead in establishing the Nobel Women’s Initiative. They were joined at that time by sister Nobel Laureates Wangari Maathai (Kenya), Rigoberta Menchu Tum (Guatemala) and Betty Williams and Mairead Maguire (Northern Ireland).

The Initiative uses the prestige of the Nobel Peace Prize and the influence and access of the women Nobel Laureates themselves to support and amplify the efforts of women around the world working for sustainable peace with justice and equality. In May 2012, the Nobel Women’s Initiative launched the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict, which Williams co-chairs. Since 1998, she has also served as a Campaign Ambassador for the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. Beginning in early 1992 with two non-governmental organizations and a staff of one – Jody Williams, she oversaw the Campaign’s growth to over 1,300 organizations in 95 countries working to eliminate antipersonnel landmines. 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 as it dramatically achieved its goal of an international treaty banning antipersonnel landmines during a diplomatic conference held in Oslo in September 1997.

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, Williams was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the 100 most powerful women in the world in its first such list.

She holds the Sam and Cele Keeper Endowed Professorship in Peace and Social Justice at the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston where she has been teaching since 2003. In academic year 2012-2013, she became the inaugural Jane Addams Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Social Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Her new memoir on life as a grassroots activist, "My Name is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl’s Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize," was released by the University of California Press on March 1, 2013.

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My Name Is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl's Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize

My Name Is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl's Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize

Ingredients For Peace

Ingredients For Peace

Banning Landmines: Disarmament, Citizen Diplomacy, and Human Security (National State Papers (rl)

Banning Landmines: Disarmament, Citizen Diplomacy, and Human Security (National State Papers (rl)

Speaking Topics
  • Human Security or National Security

    Williams discusses "security" in today's globalized world, arguing that if the security needs of individuals and communities are disregarded, and all emphasis is put on "national security," sustainable global peace and security will not be achievable.

  • The Role of Women in Peace and Security

    Williams highlights the largely unrecognized efforts of women around the world in conflict situations to hold family and community together while struggling for peace during armed conflict. It is fundamental to involve women in all aspects of conflict prevention, peace negotiations, and peace-building, she says, if sustainable peace is to be achieved in conflict-ridden states.

  • The Need for a New Civil Society Movement to Ban Nukes

    Faced with the prospect of nuclear proliferation, nuclear weapons falling into the hands of non-state actors, and NATO's continued position of preserving the right of "first use of tactical nuclear weapons," Williams discusses the urgent need of citizen involvement in creating a new global movement to ban nukes.

News
  • Nobel Peace Laureate, Jody Williams, Visits Swarthmore College

    On Monday, September 28, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Jody Williams visited Swarthmore College to participate in a panel titled “Women in Peace and Conflict.” While at Swarthmore, she also visited Associate Professor of Sociology Lee Smithey’s Strategic Non-Violence Struggles class and discussed her experiences as an activist.

  • PeaceJam Northwest to feature Nobelist Jody Williams

    1997 Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams — who earned the prize for her work establishing the International Campaign to Ban Landmines — will be at the University of Oregon on April 22-23 to headline the annual 2016 Northwest PeaceJam Conference.

  • Machines can't make life & death decisions: Nobel laureate Jody Williams on new-age weapons

    Jody Williams received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 together with the International Campaign to Ban Landmines for their central role in establishing the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty. The US-based political activist is known across the world for her efforts to enhance understandings of security and related issues in the world today. She is also the chair of the Noble Women’s Initiative that she founded...

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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jody Williams for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jody Williams for your next private or corporate function.
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Jody Williams

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Humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize Winner and Chairman of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines

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Jody Williams Biography

Jody Williams received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her work as founding coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, which shared the Peace Prize with her that year. At that time, she became the 10th woman in its almost 100-year history to receive the Prize.

Like others who’ve seen the ravages of war, she’s an outspoken peace activist who struggles to reclaim the real meaning of peace—a concept which goes far beyond the absence of armed conflict and is defined by human security, not national security. Williams believes that working for peace is not for the faint of heart. It requires dogged persistence and a commitment to sustainable peace, built on environmental justice and meeting the basic needs of the majority of people on our planet.

Since January of 2006, Jody Williams has worked toward those ends through the Nobel Women’s Initiative, which she chairs. Along with sister Nobel Laureate Dr. Shirin Ebadi of Iran, she took the lead in establishing the Nobel Women’s Initiative. They were joined at that time by sister Nobel Laureates Wangari Maathai (Kenya), Rigoberta Menchu Tum (Guatemala) and Betty Williams and Mairead Maguire (Northern Ireland).

The Initiative uses the prestige of the Nobel Peace Prize and the influence and access of the women Nobel Laureates themselves to support and amplify the efforts of women around the world working for sustainable peace with justice and equality. In May 2012, the Nobel Women’s Initiative launched the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict, which Williams co-chairs. Since 1998, she has also served as a Campaign Ambassador for the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. Beginning in early 1992 with two non-governmental organizations and a staff of one – Jody Williams, she oversaw the Campaign’s growth to over 1,300 organizations in 95 countries working to eliminate antipersonnel landmines. 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 as it dramatically achieved its goal of an international treaty banning antipersonnel landmines during a diplomatic conference held in Oslo in September 1997.

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, Williams was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the 100 most powerful women in the world in its first such list.

She holds the Sam and Cele Keeper Endowed Professorship in Peace and Social Justice at the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston where she has been teaching since 2003. In academic year 2012-2013, she became the inaugural Jane Addams Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Social Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Her new memoir on life as a grassroots activist, "My Name is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl’s Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize," was released by the University of California Press on March 1, 2013.

Jody Williams Videos

  • Unmasking Achilles: Today's Wars & Devastations (Jody Williams ...
    Jan 19, 2016 ... While today some contend that wars are on the decline, Sudan, Afghanistan and other parts of the world would consider anyone making...
  • 10 Questions for Jody Williams - YouTube
    Mar 15, 2013 ... Jody Williams talks to TIME about her life of activism, from prostesting the Vietnam War to campaigning against killer robots.
  • Jody Williams: A realistic vision for world peace
    http://www.ted.com Nobel Peace laureate Jody Williams brings tough love to the dream of world peace, with her razor-sharp take on what "peace" really...

Jody Williams Books

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Jody Williams Speaking Topics

  • Human Security or National Security

    Williams discusses "security" in today's globalized world, arguing that if the security needs of individuals and communities are disregarded, and all emphasis is put on "national security," sustainable global peace and security will not be achievable.

  • The Role of Women in Peace and Security

    Williams highlights the largely unrecognized efforts of women around the world in conflict situations to hold family and community together while struggling for peace during armed conflict. It is fundamental to involve women in all aspects of conflict prevention, peace negotiations, and peace-building, she says, if sustainable peace is to be achieved in conflict-ridden states.

  • The Need for a New Civil Society Movement to Ban Nukes

    Faced with the prospect of nuclear proliferation, nuclear weapons falling into the hands of non-state actors, and NATO's continued position of preserving the right of "first use of tactical nuclear weapons," Williams discusses the urgent need of citizen involvement in creating a new global movement to ban nukes.

FAQs on booking Jody Williams

  • How to book Jody Williams?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jody Williams for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Jody Williams, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jody Williams or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jody Williams?

    Booking fees for Jody Williams, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jody Williams, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jody Williams?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jody Williams for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jody Williams for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jody Williams or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jody Williams or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jody Williams is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jody Williams for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Jody Williams generally travels from Houston, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Karen Tse, Erin Brockovich, Jacqueline Novogratz, Gloria Allred and Van Jones. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jody Williams for an upcoming event.

Jody Williams Speaker Videos

  • Unmasking Achilles: Today's Wars & Devastations (Jody Williams ...
    Jan 19, 2016 ... While today some contend that wars are on the decline, Sudan, Afghanistan and other parts of the world would consider anyone making such ...
    10 Questions for Jody Williams - YouTube
    Mar 15, 2013 ... Jody Williams talks to TIME about her life of activism, from prostesting the Vietnam War to campaigning against killer robots.
  • Jody Williams: A realistic vision for world peace
    http://www.ted.com Nobel Peace laureate Jody Williams brings tough love to the dream of world peace, with her razor-sharp take on what "peace" really means, and a set of profound stories that zero in...
    Jody Williams on the landmine situation then vs now - YouTube
  • 10 Questions for Jody Williams - YouTube

Jody Williams Speaking Topics

  • Human Security or National Security

    Williams discusses "security" in today's globalized world, arguing that if the security needs of individuals and communities are disregarded, and all emphasis is put on "national security," sustainable global peace and security will not be achievable.

  • The Role of Women in Peace and Security

    Williams highlights the largely unrecognized efforts of women around the world in conflict situations to hold family and community together while struggling for peace during armed conflict. It is fundamental to involve women in all aspects of conflict prevention, peace negotiations, and peace-building, she says, if sustainable peace is to be achieved in conflict-ridden states.

  • The Need for a New Civil Society Movement to Ban Nukes

    Faced with the prospect of nuclear proliferation, nuclear weapons falling into the hands of non-state actors, and NATO's continued position of preserving the right of "first use of tactical nuclear weapons," Williams discusses the urgent need of citizen involvement in creating a new global movement to ban nukes.

Jody Williams News

  • Nobel Peace Laureate, Jody Williams, Visits Swarthmore College

    On Monday, September 28, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Jody Williams visited Swarthmore College to participate in a panel titled “Women in Peace and Conflict.” While at Swarthmore, she also visited Associate Professor of Sociology Lee Smithey’s Strategic Non-Violence Struggles class and discussed her experiences as an activist.

  • PeaceJam Northwest to feature Nobelist Jody Williams

    1997 Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams — who earned the prize for her work establishing the International Campaign to Ban Landmines — will be at the University of Oregon on April 22-23 to headline the annual 2016 Northwest PeaceJam Conference.

  • Machines can't make life & death decisions: Nobel laureate Jody Williams on new-age weapons

    Jody Williams received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 together with the International Campaign to Ban Landmines for their central role in establishing the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty. The US-based political activist is known across the world for her efforts to enhance understandings of security and related issues in the world today. She is also the chair of the Noble Women’s Initiative that she founded...

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