Nobel Peace Prize winner and anti-landmine campaigner to be honoured by GCU

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 09:52:00 BST

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and anti-landmine campaigner Jerry White is to be honoured by Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU).

Mr White is the co-founder of the Landmine Survivors Network – later Survivor Corps – after he lost his leg in an unmarked minefield in Israel. 

He has worked alongside the late Princess Diana, King Hussein, and the Queen Noor of Jordan, on campaigns to address the humanitarian crisis caused by tens of millions of mines buried in more than 80 countries. His work has led to international treaties prohibiting their use and, in 1997, he shared the Nobel Prize for Peace awarded to the International Campaign to Ban Landmines.

The global support network, Survivor Corps, helps survivors recover from war while working with communities to drive change in global attitudes towards violence as well as providing artificial limbs and job training.

Mr White, who served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Obama administration, will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws at a graduation ceremony in Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on July 5. He is one of six celebrated figures to be recognised by the university at four ceremonies.