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The New Season: Conversations At The Carter Center

ATLANTA….An informative and innovative series of evening discussions open to the public and to the media is coming up at The Carter Center. This season's 'Conversations' schedule is designed to increase awareness of national and global issues. A distinguished panel consisting of Carter Center experts and special guests will make presentations followed by question-and-answer periods with the audience. The kickoff Town Hall Meeting With President and Mrs. Carter is expected to be a quick sellout. Here is the exciting lineup of all five events:

Town Hall Meeting With President and Mrs. Carter

Wednesday, September 25, 2002
7-8:30 p.m.
Come and take part in recognizing our 20th anniversary. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, will share personal stories about ongoing projects, such as initiatives in Cuba, Venezuela, and Sudan, among many others. They will brief you on the very latest Carter Center programs successfully waging peace, fighting disease, and building hope worldwide. ($10 per person)

The Picture of Health
Tuesday, October 22, 2002
7-8:30 p.m.
Your environment can dictate your health. Take a fascinating visual trip with award-winning National Geographic photojournalist, Karen Kasmauski, as she explores the evolution of some of the world's diseases. It's a compelling illustration of the ill effects one's surroundings can have on life. Carter Center health experts Dr. Donald Hopkins and Dr. James Zingeser provide the clinical background that makes this an evening of important information for all who attend. (Free admission)

In the Wake of September 11th
Tuesday, November 5, 2002
7-8:30 p.m.
Etched forever on our minds are the images of the Sept. 11 attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C. But how do some of us cope with the mental aftereffects of such a potentially staggering trauma? Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter leads a blue-ribbon panel in search of answers. The Carter Center's new Mental Health Program Director, Dr. Thomas Bornemann, will moderate. Dr. Julie Gerberding, newly appointed director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will join former New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Neal Cohen, who was there at the time of the attacks. Dr. Robert Ursano, who was involved in the recuperative efforts at the Pentagon and is an expert in the psychological effects of crisis and disaster, will provide insight as well. (Free admission)

Righting Human Rights?
Thursday, February 6, 2003
7-8:30 p.m.
President Carter put human rights on the U.S. foreign policy map during his administration, and human rights principles have guided The Carter Center during its first 20 years. The field of human rights is undergoing profound changes with the appointment of a new U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights and the International Criminal Court beginning its landmark work in 2003. Join Carter Center expert Ashley Barr and her guests as they explore this evolving frontier. (Free admission)

Money and Politics in the Western Hemisphere
Wednesday, March 19, 2003
7-8:30 p.m.
The region's democracies face a crisis of confidence. In response, The Carter Center is bringing together top government officials and leaders within the hemisphere to discuss the problem. They will address how parties and campaigns can be financed in ways that are honest contributions to the public good. Associate Director of the Carter Center's Americas Program, Dr. Shelley McConnell, will moderate this breakthrough endeavor. (Free admission)

For ticket availabilities and ordering information, please call 404-420-3804 or click here to download ticket order form. For additional information, see The Carter Center's 'Conversations' web page.

Located at 453 Freedom Parkway, The Carter Center is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.


NOTE TO MEDIA: The Town Hall event, including Q&A, is open to news media. Photographers are permitted to shoot in front of the stage for the first five minutes only. Those media wishing to attend the Town Hall are requested to RSVP by noon on Tuesday, Sept. 24, to Jon Moor at (404) 420-5107.

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