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One of my favorite things about going to PeaceJam conferences (besides meeting all the inspiring youth) is getting to get to know and learning from Nobel Peace Prize winners. At the most recent PeaceJam conference I attended in Cape Town in October, I was lucky enough to meet Nobel laureate Betty Williams, who won the prize in 1976 for her work to end the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Williams’ resilience and message of empowerment was so incredibly inspiring — I think every single person who got to hear her speak walked away with a different outlook on life and a better idea of how to make a difference.
Watch the video below to hear more about Betty Williams’ story and why PeaceJam means so much to her:
For more great TPGtv videos in our new, shorter format, check out the first 22 videos from our second season:
How PeaceJam Saves Lives: Scenes From Cape Town
Grand Cayman: A Blast From My Past
Talking Travel With Chef Eric Ripert
Hotel Review: Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
The Luxury of the Grand Cayman Cookout with the Ritz-Carlton Rewards Card
The Ultimate Sundance Film Festival Experience
Flying First Class on ANA’s Star Wars Jet For (Almost) Free
Everything You Need to Know About Shopping For, Making and Eating Sushi in Tokyo
Review: Inside My Jaw-Dropping Suite at the Andaz Tokyo Hotel
Review: A Comfortable Stay at the St. Regis Osaka Hotel
What to Eat, Drink and Do in Osaka
9 Things to Try on Your Next Trip to Tokyo
Inside the Grand Hyatt Tokyo, Roppongi
Where to See Stunning Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo and Osaka
Dramatic Drone Shots Over Tokyo
Inside Tokyo’s Bizarre Robot Restaurant
7 Dishes You Must Try in Tokyo
Inside the “Lost in Translation” Hotel: Park Hyatt Tokyo
Which is the Best Hyatt in Tokyo: Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt or Andaz?
18 Ways Singapore Suites Will Blow Your Mind
Inside LAX’s Secret Celebrity Lounge
How to Book Singapore Suites in 90 Seconds
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