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Tuesday, March 8, 2016
International Women's Day: Reflecting on Progress Made and Challenges Still Unmet
Huffington Post
In Honor of International Women's Day, former first lady Rosalynn Carter answered a series of questions about her experiences in the movement for women's rights.

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Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016
Jimmy Carter Hopeful for Guinea Worm Eradication in Africa
Associated Press
Former US President Jimmy Carter says that Guinea worm disease may soon be eradicated, which would be the most exciting accomplishment of his career. Carter has led a campaign since 1986 through his foundation, the Carter Center, to rid the world of the once-widespread disease.

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Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016
Going, going…
The Economist
It looks like something out of a Gothic movie: a metre-long monster that emerges slowly through blistered human skin, its victim writhing in agony. No one is spared. It can creep out from between the toes of a child or from the belly of a pregnant woman. In the mid-1980s Dracunculus medinensis, the Guinea worm, as this horror is called, afflicted 3.5m people a year in 20 countries in Africa and Asia.

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Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016
Jimmy Carter: Full Interview with John Humphrys
BBC Radio's Today Programme
Jimmy Carter is the peanut farmer from Georgia who became the president of the United States. After leaving the White House, he set up the Carter Centre, which works to advance human rights and help eradicate diseases that have plagued some of the world's poorest people for centuries. He spoke to John Humphrys about his campaign to eradicate guinea worm disease and his take on the state of modern US politics.

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Monday, Jan. 11, 2016
Progress in Jimmy Carter's Quest to End Guinea Worm Disease
The New York Times
Only 22 cases of Guinea worm disease were reported in 2015, the Carter Center announced last week, a significant drop from the 126 cases reported in 2014.

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Friday, Jan. 8, 2016
The World Has Never Eradicated a Parasite. But Jimmy Carter is About To.
Vox
President Jimmy Carter has spent the past 30 years waging a war to eradicate Guinea worm – a battle he is incredibly close to winning.

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Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015
Amid Slow Vote Count, Myanmar Opposition 'Cautiously' Eyes Victory
NPR – All Things Considered
In Myanmar, also known as Burma, initial vote counts show the pro-democracy opposition is headed for a decisive victory, two days after the freest elections in a generation. For two nights in a row, supporters of the National League for Democracy (NLD) have partied in the streets to celebrate their apparent victory.

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Monday, Nov. 9, 2015
Jason Carter Participates in Myanmar Election Observation
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Jason Carter says he won't try to fill his ailing grandfather's shoes next week when he becomes chairman of the Atlanta-based human rights organization former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter founded more than three decades ago.

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Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015
Carter Center Monitors Myanmar Election
NBC News
Jason Carter, grandson of Former President Jimmy Carter visits Myanmar with the Carter Center.

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Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015
Center Monitors Myanmar Vote, Group's 101st Poll Mission
Associated Press
Afflicted by cancer, former President Jimmy Carter won't be present for Myanmar's watershed election Sunday. But the center he founded will be there — monitoring a vote in a crisis-ridden corner of the world for the 101st time to ensure polling is free and credible.

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Friday, Oct. 23, 2015
Jimmy Carter: A Five-Nation Plan to End the Syrian Crisis
The New York Times
I HAVE known Bashar al-Assad, the president of Syria, since he was a college student in London, and have spent many hours negotiating with him since he has been in office. This has often been at the request of the United States government during those many times when our ambassadors have been withdrawn from Damascus because of diplomatic disputes.

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Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015
What Makes a Disease Eradicable
The Economist
Guinea worm and polio are the only targets currently sanctioned for global eradication by the World Health Organization. The International Task Force for Disease Eradication, a group of scientists and health experts established in 1988 by the Carter Center, reckons the list should include six more.

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Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015
End of Guinea Worm in Sight for Carter Center
Voice of America
Dracunculiasis is a parasitic infection that once afflicted millions primarily in Africa and parts of South Asia. But as VOA's Kane Farabaugh reports, thanks to the efforts of former President Jimmy Carter and the Atlanta-based Carter Center working with government health ministries, the disease historically known as Guinea Worm is on the verge of becoming a historical footnote.

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Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015
Conversation with Former President Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter
C-SPAN
Former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter talked about the Carter Center's peace and health initiatives around the world. Among the topics they covered were the Syrian refugee crisis, nuclear proliferation and the Iran nuclear agreement, mental health issues, eradicating diseases, and their childhood in rural Georgia. They also answered questions from audience members.

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Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015
Who Has Gained Ground in Syria Since Russia Began Its Airstrikes
The New York Times
After Russia began a bombing campaign in Syria in September, The New York Times used information from the Carter Center's Syria Mapping Project to help determine which forces Russia was targeting, and more generally, what groups control which areas of Syria, and how frontlines have changed over the course of the conflict.

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Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015
Carter's Post-Presidency Legacy Praised
Associated Press
To Azaratu Zakaria, Jimmy Carter's battle against the Guinea worm is represented by a scar.

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Friday, Aug. 28, 2015
Carter Center in Good Position to Continue Work, Experts Say
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said he plans to "fairly dramatically" reduce his work at the Carter Center as he undergoes treatment for cancer.

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Thurday, July 9, 2015
Jimmy Carter, His Legacy and a Rabbit
The New York Times
Quiz time: Which American president was attacked by a "killer rabbit"? It was Jimmy Carter, although the incident says more about the news media than it does about Carter. He was fishing from a boat in a pond when a rabbit swam frantically for the president's boat.

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Monday, June 29, 2015
Call to Lift Veil on Terms of Shady DRC Deal
Bloomberg News
The Democratic Republic of Congo should live up to its pledge to improve transparency in the mining industry by publishing the terms of the recent sale of a copper permit to a Glencore venture, the Carter Center said. Congolese state-owned mining company Gecamines and a business partner sold the Kawama copper and cobalt concession to Glencore's Mutanda Mining in February without announcing the deal.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Nigerian Businessman Emeka Offor Donates $10 Million To Fight River Blindness
Forbes
Sir Emeka Offor, a wealthy Nigerian businessman, has reportedly donated $10 million to the Carter Center to support the fight against river blindness in Nigeria.

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Sunday, June 14, 2015
Carter Center Gets $10 Million Gift to Fight River Blindness
The Wall Street Journal
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has a new ally in his long-standing fight against river blindness, one of multiple debilitating tropical diseases he has spent decades trying to tame or wipe off the planet.

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Friday, June 12, 2015
Carter Center Receives $10 Million to Fight River Blindness
Associated Press (Distributed worldwide with numerous placements) Note: This article ran in a number of media outlets including Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB), WSAV – NBC Savannah, Star Tribune, and The China Post.
Former President Jimmy Carter hopes a $10 million donation to end river blindness in Nigeria where it is most prevalent will help spark a global effort to eliminate the disease.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015
We Can End the Illegal Sex Trade
Politico Magazine
Too often, when we think of sex trafficking in America, we imagine women smuggled here from Asia or Latin America, when in fact we should be picturing everyday girls and women from our own neighborhoods, exploited by pimps and brothel owners in our own cities and towns.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015
A Reporter's Notebook, Interview with President Carter
CBS 46
In May 2015, WGCL TV-reporter Scott Light traveled to Guyana for The Carter Center's 100th election observation mission. President Carter was part of that mission, though illness forced him to cut his trip short. Light produced a number of stories from the trip, all collected here.

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Sunday, May 10, 2015
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on Guyana Elections
China Central TV
Guyana holds a General election Monday. Politics in the small South American nation has long been contentious, with the two leading political parties drawing their support from two distinct racial groups. International observers will monitor the vote — including a group from The Carter Center, led by the former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. Guyana is a former British colony on the Caribbean coast of South America.

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Friday, May 8, 2015
Guyana Goes to the Polls in Hotly Contested National Elections
Miami Herald
Four years after Guyana's ruling government won a tight race, it is asking voters to extend its mandate. But an opposition coalition is seeking to end its 23-year rein.

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Friday, May 1, 2015
Jimmy Carter: Still Causing a Storm in His Fight for Women
Reuters News
After more than 50 years in the public arena, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has shown he can still command people's attention - with a column on why he quit his church over women's rights going viral six years after it was published.

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Sunday, April 26, 2015
Former President Carter Reflects Before Milestone Mission
Published by The Associated Press.
Dozens of trips to monitor elections abroad have left former President Jimmy Carter hopeful about the future of many countries adopting democracy but concerned about the election process in the U.S.

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Friday, March 27, 2015
Rebuild Gaza, and Avert the Next War
The Washington Post
Nearly seven months after the end of the latest war in Gaza, none of the underlying causes of the conflict have been addressed. In the meantime, the people of Gaza are experiencing unprecedented levels of deprivation, and the prospect for renewed armed conflict is very real.

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Saturday, March 14, 2015
Syria's Civil War Sees No End in Sight
Al Jazeera America
As the fourth anniversary of the conflict in Syria approaches, there appears no end in sight. Horrendous violations of international law continue unabated. Syrians have allowed themselves to be used as proxies by self-interested foreign countries. The war has taken sectarian and criminal dimensions, drowning the reform agenda that spurred the popular anti-government protests in 2011.

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Thursday, March 12, 2015
Peace In Liberia, 10 Years Later: A Conversation at The Carter Center
WABE (NPR affiliate)
WABE senior reporter Jim Burress discusses a recent Conversations at The Carter Center called "Peace in Liberia, 10 Years Later."  Having visited Liberia on a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Burress spent three weeks documenting how the West African country is rebuilding more than a decade after the end of its brutal civil war. Burress also happened to be there just as the first Ebola cases were reported, which went on to become arguably the biggest international story of 2014. The Carter Center has worked in Liberia for more than two decades, observing elections and partnering with government and civil society to strengthen democratic institutions, access to information, administration of justice, and mental health services.

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Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
A Healthier World: Efforts to Wipe Out a Disease That Comes from Dirty Water are Working (PDF)
TIME for Kids
Thirsty? No problem. Here in the United States, filling your glass is as easy as a trip to the kitchen sink. But in many parts of the world, clean, safe drinking water is out of reach.

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Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015
Support the Peacemakers Too
Huffington Post
President Obama has asked the Congress to pass an Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) to counter the threat from the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The threat posed by this group is obvious and force will be necessary to halt and reverse their territorial gains. 

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Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015
Jimmy Carter: Women's Rights the Fight of My Life
CNN.com
Jimmy Carter has seen a lot in his 90 years. As a son of the South, a governor and president, and as a man who spent decades tackling problems head-on, he knows the world is not perfect. It has too many people without a voice and without hope, too many examples of suffering and injustice. There are so many wrongs to right. Yet among them, Carter is putting one ahead of all others: Violence and injustice against girls and women.

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Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015
President Jimmy Carter's 'Call to Action' on Women's Rights
Al Jazeera
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter argues that discrimination and violence against women around the world is the most serious, pervasive, and ignored violation of basic human rights.

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Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
Here's What Former President Jimmy Carter Wants to Be Remembered For
Good Morning America
What will historians say about former U.S. President Jimmy Carter 100 years from now? According to the 39th president, he hopes when people think of him, the words "peace and human rights" come to mind. That's what he told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos when asked what he'd want to be remembered for most.

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Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015
Q&A: Former President Jimmy Carter on American Museum of Natural History Exhibit
The Wall Street Journal
A new exhibit on eradicating disease opens Jan. 13, 2015, at the American Museum of Natural History. "Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease" focuses on devastating illnesses that afflict more than 1 billion people, mostly in the developing world.

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Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015
President Jimmy Carter's 'Countdown To Zero'
HuffPost Live
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter joins HuffPost Live's Marc Lamont Hill to discuss "Countdown to Zero," a new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History developed with The Carter Center, which explores innovations working to eradicate global diseases.

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Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
Complete Interview: President Jimmy Carter
Yahoo! News with Katie Couric
Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric talks with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter about his fight to eradicate Guinea worm disease, the terrorist attacks in Paris, and President Obama's steps to normalize relations with Cuba.

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Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
Jon Stewart and Jimmy Carter Discuss Guinea Worm Eradication, Peace
The Daily Show
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter discusses the Center's Guinea Worm Eradication Program and current world events with host Jon Stewart.

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