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Conversations at The Carter Center 2005-2006: The New Season

CONTACT: Jon Moor
404-420-5107
jmoor@emory.edu

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 as they relate to our work. Distinguished panels consisting of Carter Center experts and special guests make presentations followed by question-and-answer periods with the audience.

Tickets for The Carters Speak Out are sold out. No tickets or reservations are required for all other Conversations events, which are free to the public, with seating on a first-come, first-seated basis. All Conversations will be webcast live on the Carter Center Web site. For additional information prior to each event, or to submit a question to panelists in advance, please visit www.cartercenter.org for details.

New media alliances for this season are with Comcast (www.comcast.com) and 90.1FM WABE (www.wabe.org). They join other valued media partners, GPB Radio (www.gpb.org) and Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters (www.aibtv.com). Please check their Web sites for listening and viewing schedules.

Here is the exciting lineup of all four events:

The Carters Speak Out
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
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. Question-and-answer period to follow. Carter Center Executive Director Dr. John Hardman will moderate. Note: This event is sold out.


First Lady From Plains
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
7-8:30 p.m.

Rosalynn Carter discusses her roles as first lady of Georgia and first lady of the United States, including her more than three decades of tireless work in the mental health arena. Joined by Jimmy Carter Library and Museum Executive Director Jay Hakes, Mrs. Carter will elaborate on highlights of the museum's unique "First Ladies" exhibit, open Oct. 22-Jan.15 (www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov). Free admission. No tickets or reservations required. First-come, first-seated.


The Silent Tsunami of Preventable Diseases
Thursday, January 19, 2006
7-8:30 p.m.

On any given day, more people die from disease in developing countries than all those killed by the waves that struck south Asia in late 2004. The Center's global health programs, led by Dr. Donald Hopkins, are helping millions of people overcome several debilitating diseases. Dr. Hopkins and other Center experts will explore solutions that prove to be the cornerstones to alleviating diseases such as Guinea worm, trachoma, lymphatic filariasis, and river blindness. Video clips will be shown from Rx for Survival, a public health television series debuting on Georgia Public Broadcasting and PBS stations nationwide in November 2005. Free admission. No tickets or reservations required. First-come, first-seated.


Global Equity-Global Security
Thursday, April 27, 2006
7-8:30 p.m.

President Carter said in his 2002 Nobel Peace Prize lecture, "The most serious and universal problem is the growing chasm between the richest and poorest people on earth, and the results of this disparity are the root causes of most of the world's unresolved problems." The Carter Center's Global Development Initiative aims to help nations achieve stronger economies and greater social equity. This effort fosters human security by promoting human rights and human development. Program Director Ed Cain will be joined by noted world experts who will discuss how giving people hope for a more secure future is within our grasp. Free admission. No tickets or reservations required. First-come, first-seated.

NOTE TO MEDIA re SEPT. 20: 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 Tuesday, Sept. 20, to Jon Moor at 404-420-5107.

Located at 453 Freedom Parkway, 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 www.cartercenter.org to learn more about The Carter Center.


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