A New Kind of Superpower

On Dec. 3–4, 1997, 122 nations signed the “Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production, and Transfer of Anti‐Personnel Mines and on their Destruction.” Serving as a representative of the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) at the treaty signing conference in Ottawa was, without a doubt, the most exhilarating experience of my life.

Delegates representing nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) from around the world joined government officials in Canada

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