Nobel Peace Prize Winner to Visit UO (April 2016)

Nobel Laureate, Jody Williams, to visit and speak at UO on April 22nd, 2016 at Straub 156 at 6:30pm.

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PeaceJam Northwest is excited to announce the visit of Jody Williams. As the founding coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), Jody Williams was instrumental in the creation of the 1997 international treaty that banned antipersonnel landmines. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her work.

She will be visiting the University of Oregon to lead our PeaceJam conference for teens Friday and Saturday, April 22-23rd.  She will also be presenting a lecture, open to the public and the university community, on Friday, April 22nd at  from 6:30 -8:30 p.m in Straub Hall, room 156. 

For more information, please contact PeaceJam Regional Coordinator, Darren Reiley at northwest@peacejam.org, or 541-337-6917.

If would like to be involved in the actual conference click here! We are always looking for new UO students to become PeaceJam mentors, and also for engaging individuals to lead workshops.

PeaceJam is an international youth education organization, the regional affiliate of which is now located at the University of Oregon in collaboration with the Division of Student Life and the Savage Endowment’s Global Justice Program.

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