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Conversations at The Carter Center

About the Series

Our "Conversations at The Carter Center" series brings you up close with Carter Center experts, policy makers, and other special guests to discuss the issues that shape your world. Following their discussion, panelists take questions from the audience. All Conversations are webcast live and archived for future viewing. You can register online to attend an event in person at the Carter Center's Ivan Allen Pavilion. Some events may require an online ticket purchase. The free live webcasts do not require registration.


Complete 2015-2016 Schedule:

Watch for the 2015-2016 Conversations at The Carter Center schedule, to be posted here in late summer.


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Simple Measures, Big Results
Thursday, April 9, 2015, 7–8:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast only

Watch exclusive footage from a new documentary about the Carter Center's groundbreaking work to eliminate the blinding trachoma from countries across Africa, and hear from experts who work in the field with local communities. Watch archived video

Peace in Liberia, 10 Years Later
Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 7–8:30 p.m. EDT

This event explores Liberia's progress and setbacks toward a sustainable peace after its 14-year civil war, including the impact of the Ebola crisis on recovery. 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. WABE reporter Jim Burress moderates the event. Watch archived video

Combating Violence and Discrimination Against Women and Girls
Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, 7–8:15 p.m. EST

President Carter and participants in the Center's Human Rights Defenders Forum will discuss efforts to protect the rights of women and girls from abuse, with a special emphasis on the role faith groups can play. The conversation, moderated by the Center's Karin Ryan, will feature leaders who are working against the normalization of violence in society, with a focus on confronting sexual violence and preventing conflict and violent extremism. This event furthers the charge set forth in President Carter's acclaimed recent book, "A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power." Watch archived video

Building a Lasting Peace: Where Are the Women?
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, 7–8:30 p.m. EST

The Elders along with women peace builders will explore what can be done to prevent conflicts, combat cultural norms, and ensure women are part of peace-making efforts. This event promotes the recommendation on women's role in peace building set out in President Carter's acclaimed recent book "A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power." Carter Center CEO Ambassador (Ret.) Mary Ann Peters will moderate the discussion and Q&A.

Founded in 2007, The Elders are a group of independent leaders, convened by Nelson Mandela, who work together for peace and human rights. There are 12 Elders including President Carter, Kofi Annan (Chair of The Elders), and Mary Robinson. Watch archived video

China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, 7–8 p.m. EDT

Presented in partnership with the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, this discussion will feature a keynote address by President Carter, followed by a Q&A moderated by Steve Orlins, committee president. The event will be webcast live to audiences in more than 70 U.S. venues. Watch archived video

A Conversation with the Carters
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, 7–8:30 p.m. EDT

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter discuss recent Carter Center peace and health initiatives around the world.

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Watch Past Conversations Events (September 2009 - Present)If you missed a live webcast, look for it in our video archive the following week.

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