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Virtual Event | Commemorating Jimmy Carter’s Legacy in the Americas (June 23, 2023)

Democracy is in decline across the Americas, as governments are undermining civil liberties and the institutions meant to protect them. How can human rights defenders protect and promote the most fundamental democratic freedoms amid this challenging environment?

Drawing inspiration from history, this event will explore President Carter's response to a similar crisis during his tenure, highlighting his pioneering approach of incorporating the defense of human rights into foreign policy.

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How President Carter Advanced Democracy and Human Rights in the Region

Coinciding with the Organization of American States’ (OAS) General Assembly, join USIP, the Carter Center, the Inter-American Dialogue, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, and the U.S. Permanent Mission to the OAS for a discussion of the Carter administration’s legacy defending human rights throughout the Americas and what it can teach today’s policymakers and human rights defenders.

Through a series of discussions, expert panelists will analyze the Carter administration's policies and initiatives; discuss successful interventions and lessons learned; and provide insights into the diplomatic, economic and legal tools employed by the administration to advance human rights in the Americas. By learning from history, we can pave the way for a more effective and impactful defense of human rights in the Americas today.


Friday, June 23, 2023
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. ET

How to Participate

Guests may either register to attend in person at the U.S. Institute of Peace or watch directly on this page above.

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