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Upcoming Carter and Albright Discussion on Middle East Peace Prospects To be Webcast Live

Deborah Hakes 404-420-5124

NOTE TO MEDIA: Media wishing to cover the following event are requested to RSVP by noon on Thursday, Feb. 22, to Deborah Hakes at 404-420-5124. Close-up video and photographs are permitted for the first five minutes only.

ATLANTA…Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will speak on the prospects for lasting peace in the Palestinian territories to a sold-out audience at The Carter Center on Feb. 22, 2007, from 7-8:30 p.m. Conflict Resolution Program Director Matthew Hodes will moderate this event, which will also be webcast live on The Carter Center's Web site at

Both President Carter (read full bio)and Dr. Albright (bio at left) have longstanding involvement in the region. President Carter, who negotiated peace between Israel and Egypt in the Camp David Accords during his presidency, has remained deeply involved in Middle East affairs since leaving the White House. His recent book "Palestine Peace Not Apartheid" has stirred debate across the world.

After serving as the 64th secretary of state of the United States, Dr. Albright continued her involvement in global affairs as principal of The Albright Group LLC, a global strategy firm, and as chair of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, as well as serving on other boards and foundations.

"Palestine Peace Not Apartheid" is the fourth event of the 2006-07 Conversations at The Carter Center series.

All Conversations will be held in the Ivan Allen Pavilion of The Carter Center, located at One Copenhill, 453 Freedom Parkway, in Atlanta. For directions, click here.

Conversations at The Carter Center is an annual series of evening programs designed to increase public awareness on issues of national and global importance as they relate to the Center's work. Distinguished panels of Carter Center experts and special guests make presentations followed by question-and-answer periods with the audience.


The Carter Center celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2007. A not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization, The Carter Center has helped alleviate suffering and 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. 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.

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright

Madeleine K. Albright served as the 64th secretary of state of the United States.  In 1997, she was named the first woman secretary of state and became, to that time, the highest ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government. From 1993 to 1997, Dr. Albright served as the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations and as a member of the President's Cabinet.

Dr.Albright is a principal of The Albright Group LLC, a global strategy firm.

She is the first Michael and Virginia Mortara Endowed Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service.  She is the chair of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, chair of The Pew Global Attitudes Project and president of the Truman Scholarship Foundation.  Dr. Albright is the co-chair of the Commission on the Legal Empowerment of the Poor and also serves on the Board of Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Board of Trustees for the Aspen Institute. 
Dr. Albright earned a B.A. from Wellesley College, Masters and Doctorate from Columbia University's Department of Public Law and Government, as well as a Certificate from the Russian Institute.

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