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The New Season: Conversations at The Carter Center



ATLANTA....The Carter Center announces an informative and innovative series of evening discussions, open to the public and to the media. This season's schedule is designed to increase awareness of national and global issues. A distinguished panel consisting of Carter Center experts and special guests make presentations followed by question-and-answer periods with the audience.

All Conversations will be webcast live at

*To order tickets, please call 404-420-3804.

Here is the exciting lineup of events:

A Conversation with President and Mrs. Carter (search word: Conversations) Limit 5 tickets per group.
Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004
7-8:30 p.m.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, will brief you on Carter Center projects around the world, initiatives in disease eradication, conflict resolution, democracy-building, and mental health promotion. They look forward to your questions too. Carter Center Executive Director Dr. John Hardman will moderate.
Note: The Sept. 21 event is now sold out and the waiting list is full. We thank you for your interest and encourage you to make reservations for the three remaining Conversations events.

To order tickets for any of the other events in our Conversations season, please call the same number and follow directions or mail in the order form available here.

Latin America in Crisis
Americas Program
Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004
7-8:30 p.m.
The Center's Americas Program has monitored the unraveling of several democracies in the region due to economic uncertainty and social unrest. In some cases, violence and civil society coups have ensued. Why is this happening? What can be done to shore up these shaky democracies and stabilize relations with our neighbors south of the border? The discussion will cover recent volatility in Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Haiti.

The State of World Conflict
Conflict Resolution Program
Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005
7-8:30 p.m.
At any time, there are about 115 ongoing political conflicts in the world, and roughly 30 are major wars. Is resolving conflicts today more difficult than in the past? How has the war on terror changed our perspectives on conflict? What special roles can nongovernmental organizations and individuals play in preventing and resolving conflicts? The Center's Conflict Resolution Program will lead a discussion on the challenges to conflict resolution today and how to build sustainable peace for future generations.

Children's Mental Health: Navigating the System
Mental Health Program
Thursday, April 14, 2005
7-8:30 p.m.
Children are often the first to suffer when public health systems cut budgets. The Center's Mental Health Program leads a discussion about the well-being of children in light of recommendations from the President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health. A panel representing children, families, and policy-makers will offer personal experiences on navigating the children's mental health system and provide insight into systems of care that emphasize treatment of and recovery from mental illnesses.

Note to Media re Sept. 21: Questions are submitted in writing at the event. Close-up video and photographs are permitted for the first five minutes only. Media wishing to cover the event are requested to RSVP by noon on Monday, Sept. 20, to Jon Moor at 404-420-5107.

Download ticket order form here.

Submit questions for Conversations here.

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The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in partnership with Emory University, to advance peace and health worldwide. A not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization, the Center has helped to improve life for people in more than 65 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; improving mental health care; and teaching farmers to increase crop production. Please visit to learn more about The Carter Center.

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