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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter at The Carter Center in 1993.

Place: Atlanta, Georgia
Date: 1993
Credit: The Carter Center

In 1982, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter became a university distinguished professor at Emory University in Atlanta and founded The Carter Center. Actively guided by President Carter, the nonpartisan and not-for-profit Center advances peace and health worldwide. Carter Center staff and partners join with President Carter in efforts to resolve conflict, promote democracy, protect human rights, and prevent disease and other afflictions.

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Jimmy Carter Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony, Oslo City Hall, Dec. 10, 2002.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter at The Carter Center in 1993. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter Egyptian President Anwar Sadat (left), U.S. President Jimmy Carter, and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin make a three-way handshake at the signing of the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty.
Jimmy Carter visits children suffering from schistosomiasis. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter celebrates his 85th birthday and the grand reopening of the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum on Oct. 1, 2009. The museum underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation that included adding a large section devoted to his post-presidency.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter comforts six-year-old Ruhama Issah as Adams Bawa, a Carter Center technical assistant, dresses her extremely painful Guinea worm wound. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter greets a Nepalese boy in Kathmandu. The Carter Center monitored Nepal's Nov. 19, 2013, constituent assembly election, sending 66 observers from 31 countries to visit 336 polling centers in 31 districts.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter shakes the hands of eager schoolchildren during his historic trip to Cuba. Preparing to count by lanternlight, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter observes poll closing procedures in Monrovia during Liberia's 2005 national elections.
On Sept. 10, 2013, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter participates in an online video discussion about challenges facing global health. The discussion was hosted on Google+, and President Carter was joined by New York Times op-ed columnist Nicholas Kristof in New York and Carter Center disease eradication specialist Dr. Donald Hopkins in Chicago. Jimmy Carter watches as a health worker dresses a child's Guinea worm wound.
Jimmy Carter wears traditional Ghanaian attire, a gift from the chief of Tingoli village in northern Ghana. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter talks to voters in Juba, Southern Sudan, on Jan. 9, 2011, in a historic referendum on secession observed by The Carter Center. Several million Southern Sudanese voted nearly unanimously for separation from Sudan, resulting in the formation of South Sudan as an independent nation. The Carter Center observed the entirety of the referendum process, beginning in August 2010 and continuing through the conclusion of polling, counting, and tabulation of votes.
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