Nobel Peace Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee Talks @Google

Last Wednes­day, Liber­ian peace activist Leymah Gbowee paid a vis­it to Google to talk about her mem­oir, Mighty Be Our Pow­ers: How Sis­ter­hood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War. Two days lat­er, she was award­ed the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize along with Ellen John­son Sir­leaf and Tawakkol Kar­man. The Googlers pro­vide a quick intro­duc­tion to her activism before the con­ver­sa­tion begins.…

via Google Book Blog

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  • curt rice says:

    inspir­ing woman. and of course com­plete­ly deserv­ing. but the gen­der pol­i­tics of this award is com­pli­cat­ed — which does­n’t detract from her, but which does detract from the com­mit­tee’s han­dling of the announce­ment this year.

    “The Nobel Peace Prize’s prob­lem with women”

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