Place: Atlanta, Georgia
Credit: Rick Diamond/The Carter Center
In 1982, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter became a university distinguished professor at Emory University in Atlanta and founded The Carter Center. Actively guided by President Carter, the nonpartisan and not-for-profit Center advances peace and health worldwide. Carter Center staff and partners join with President Carter in efforts to resolve conflict, promote democracy, protect human rights, and prevent disease and other afflictions.