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Activists, scholars, and community leaders from around the world met in May at The Carter Center to discuss ways to protect human rights in an era of rising authoritarianism.

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A nongovernmental organization, The Carter Center has helped to improve life for people in more than 80 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy and human rights; preventing diseases; and improving mental health care.

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  • Upcoming Events

    Upcoming Events

    Carter Center events bring you up close with experts, policymakers, and other special guests to discuss the issues that shape your world.

  • Pathways to Peace

    Pathways to Peace

    Jordan Ryan, vice president of peace programs, authors a series of blog posts on effective routes to waging peace.

  • 100&Change


    The Center proposes a bold plan to eliminate river blindness in Nigeria in MacArthur competition for a $100 million grant.

  • From the CEO

    From the CEO

    Ambassador (ret.) Mary Ann Peters, CEO, reflects on how the Center's big successes often depend on the collective power of small, individual actions.