Profiles in Peace: Oral Histories Project

The Profiles in Peace project formally captures best practices and lessons learned, and shares stories that often go untold or unrecorded. These videos serve as a tool for research, training, bridge-building and recording. To date, interviews have been conducted with more than 75 leaders from across the globe, including:

  • Mari Skare - NATO Special Representative of the Secretary General for Women, Peace and Security

  • Monica McWilliams - Northern Irish peace activist, scholar and negotiator of the Good Friday Agreements

  • Muhammad Yunus - Founder of the Grameen Bank and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

  • Hawa Abdi - Somali human rights activist, physician and founder of the Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation

  • Ellen Johnson Sirleaf - President of Liberia and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Watch the Profiles in Peace videos on the Georgetown Instiute for Women, Peace and Security YouTube channel.

To access transcripts of interviews or for more information about Profiles in Peace, please contact the Institute by emailing giwps[at]