Jody Williams is an activist, writer, and public speaker. In 1997 she was the co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize along with the International Campaign to Ban Landmines(ICBL) for their international treaty banning antipersonnel landmines. Ms. Williams has served as the founding coordinator of the ICBL from early 1992 until February 1998. Prior to this, she spent eleven years on various projects related to the wars in Nicaragua and El Salvador, dealing with various human rights issues.
Since 2006, Ms. Williams has chaired the Nobel Women’s Initiative with the mission to support and amplify the efforts of women around the world working for sustainable peace with justice and equality. Alongside this, Ms. Williams has also been a Professor in Peace and Social Justice Department in the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston. In 2013 she focused her work against autonomous weapons, co-founding the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots. She has been recognized as the “Woman of the Year” twice by Glamour magazine.