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Jody Williams discusses a “realistic vision of peace”


In a recent TED talk, Nobel Laureate Jody Williams—who won the Peace prize in 1997 for her efforts to eradicate landmines—argues that “peace is defined by human (not national) security and that it must be achieved through sustainable development, environmental justice, and meeting people’s basic needs.” While that may not be a particularly novel idea to readers of this blog, Williams leacture is worth watching for the great women peacemakers she highlights to show who is leading the way toward this vision of peace.