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Jody Williams, American political organization administrator. Named one of 100 Most Powerful Women in the World, Forbes magazine, 2004; recipient Nobel Peace prize, 1997, Distinguished Peace Leadership award, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, 1998, Hollywood Humanitarian award, 2002, Fiat Lux award, Clark University.


Williams, Jody was born on October 9, 1950 in Brattleboro, Vermont, United States.


Bachelor, University Vermont, Burlington, 1972. Master of Arts in Teaching, School International Training, Vermont, 1974. Master of Arts in International Relations, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1984.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Briar Cliff College. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Marlboro College. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Vermont.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Williams College. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Pennsylvania State University. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Royal Military College Canada.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Wesleyan University. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Franklin Pierce College. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Regis University.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Shensu University. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Rockhurst University. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Gustaus Adolphus College.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Lehman College. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Smith College.


Co-coordinator Nicaragua-Honduras Education Project, Washington, 1984—1986. Associate director Medical Aid for El Salvador, Los Angeles, 1986—1992. Founding coordinator International Campaign to Ban Landmines, 1992—1998, campaign ambassador, since 1998.

Distinguished visiting professor social work & global justice University Houston, since 2003, Sam & Cele Keeper endowed professor in peace & social justice, 2007. Head of mission on Darfur United Nations Human Rights Council, 2007.


Member Human Rights Watch Arms Advisory Committee, since 1998. Member advisory committee Women for World Peace Fund, since 2003. Co-founder Nobel Women's Initiative, 2006.

Board directors Roots of Peace, California, since 2001.