Jerry White

Jerry White is Professor of Practice at University of Virginia, teaching a course on Religion, Violence and Strategy –How to Stop Killing in the Name of God. He is the founding CEO of Global Impact Strategies, a technology firm helping leaders simulate wiser decisions faster. White shares in the 1997 Nobel Prize for Peace awarded to the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, and is also known for co-leading high-impact international campaigns, three of which led to major treaties: the Landmine Ban Treaty, the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; and the Cluster Munitions Ban Treaty. White served three years under President Obama as U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State to launch the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations. As a Senior Ashoka Fellow, White has mentored hundreds of social entrepreneurs from over sixty countries. He describes how trauma victims can become survivor-leaders in his book Getting Up When Life Knocks You Down.White graduated with honors from Brown University, has an MBA from the University of Michigan, and Honorary Degrees from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Caledonia University.