Nobel Peace Prize Recipient to Speak at Gustavus

Posted on March 7th, 2005 by

Jody Williams, 1997 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, spoke to the 2005 Building Bridges Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College.

Jody Williams, 1997 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, spoke to the 2005 Building Bridges Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College.

Nobel Peace Prize recipient Jody Williams will help celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Building Bridges Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College March 11 and 12. This year’s keynote address and corresponding workshops are guided by Mahatma Gandhi’s quote “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Williams is an outspoken advocate for Peace and Human Rights. She is the founding coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL). Williams has worked with the United States government, the United Nations, and the International Committee of the Red Cross to achieve the ICBL’s goal of an international treaty to ban antipersonnel landmines now ratified by 122 countries. She now serves as Campaign Ambassador for the ICBL and speaks internationally about these issues. Williams was awarded the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize for her work with ICBL.

Williams will keynote the conference at 11:10 a.m. Saturday (March 12) and participate in the closing panel discussion beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Three workshop sessions will focus on how individuals can effect change in the world. Workshop presenters include Vanita Vactor, creator of Gustavus’ I Am

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jakin@gustavus.edu
507-933-7510

 

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