Carter Center Statement on University Protests

ATLANTA (May 2, 2024) – The Carter Center is monitoring protests at universities across the United States, and at Emory in particular. We stand in support of freedom of opinion, expression, and assembly as central tenets of democracy. We urge university leaders and law enforcement to uphold human rights principles and avoid unnecessary escalation; and we urge protesters to remain peaceful as they use their voices to work for change.


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A not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization, The Carter Center has helped to improve life for people in over 80 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; and improving mental health care. The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, in partnership with Emory University, to advance peace and health worldwide.