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Watch Live Webcast: Search for Identity: Reflections on Human Rights Abuses During Argentina's Dirty War

Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 7-8:30 p.m. (EDT)



Tens of thousands of individuals were arrested, tortured, and killed during Argentina's "Dirty War" from 1976-1983, which then U.S. President Jimmy Carter protested by withdrawing U.S. economic and military support. This Conversation will start with the 45-minute documentary "Las Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo and the Search for Identity," which describes efforts to track down grandchildren missing as a result of the atrocities. A discussion featuring central figures in the film will follow, led by President Carter, whose focus on human rights continues today through The Carter Center.

Panelists include:

  • Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter
  • Dr. Charlie Tuggle, producer of "Las Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo and the Search for Identity"
  • Hodding Carter, former U.S. assistant secretary of state for public affairs
  • Tex Harris, former U.S. Embassy officer in Argentina
  • Bob Cox, former editor of the English-language Buenos Aires Herald

The event will be moderated by Dr. Jennifer McCoy, director of the Carter Center's Americas Program.


Watch the trailer for "Las Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo and the Search for Identity" below.


About Conversations at The Carter Center
Conversations brings you up close with Carter Center experts, policy makers, and other special guests to discuss the issues that shape your world. All Conversations are webcast live and archived on the Center's website. Events are held at The Carter Center, Ivan Allen III Pavilion.

Other Conversations this season focus on achieving a lasting peace in the Sudans, using technology for peace, discussing the legacy of human rights abuses during Argentina's Dirty War, and fighting neglected tropical diseases at the grassroots. View the entire 2013-2014 Conversations at The Carter Center season schedule >


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