The Common Good in the Digital Age

Jody Williams

Nobel Women’s Initiative, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and chair - United States, Fredericksburg

Working Group Coordinator Session 2: Peacebuilding, technology and the future of warfare


Jody Williams is a grassroots activist, writer, public speaker, professor and Nobel Laureate. In 1997 she was the co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize along with the International Campaign to Ban Landmines being recognized for their international treaty banning antipersonnel landmines. 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. In 2012, she and the initiative founded the International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict. In 2013 she focused her work against autonomous weapons, co-founding the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots. Professor Williams is presently teaching at the University of Houston as the Sam & Celle Keeper Endowed Professor of Peace & Social Justice.