Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Center-sponsored virtual events bring you up close and personal with experts, policymakers, and other special guests to discuss the issues that shape your world.

Rosalynn Carter Georgia Mental Health Forum

May 18-19

The Carter Center Mental Health Program will host the 26th Rosalynn Carter Georgia Mental Health Forum virtually on May 18-19, 2022. The annual forum will address youth mental health, the pandemic’s impact on mental health, the progress and challenges of mental health parity in Georgia, and how state changes will impact caregivers. Mental health advocates, service providers, policymakers, parents, consumers, journalists, and the public are invited to participate. 

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Pandemics Squared: COVID-19 and The Shadow Pandemic of Violence Against Women

Hosted by The Forum on Human Rights
Thursday, May 12, 2022, 12 p.m. ET

Following the outbreak of COVID-19, all forms of violence against women and girls intensified. One in two women report that they or a woman they know have experienced violence since the pandemic began.

As former UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka articulates: “Widespread stay-at-home orders to curb the spread of COVID-19 potentially locked women down with their abusers, creating dangerous conditions for violence against women, often with tragic consequences.”

This shadow pandemic of violence coincided in many countries with a reduction in survivor services, partly due to operational challenges and reduced funding for law enforcement agencies and local women’s organizations. This panel will contextualize the shadow pandemic, explaining what happened, why, and how we can respond to curb violence against women and girls.

Guests include: Catherine Sealys (Saint Lucia), President, Raise Your Voice Saint Lucia, Inc.; Counselor Margaret Nigba (Liberia), Founder and Executive Director, Her Voice Liberia; Dr. Eleanor Nwadinobi (Nigeria), Every Woman Founding Steering Committee Co-Chair, president of the Medical Women's International Association. Dr. Nwadinobi will moderate the conversation.

The event is open to the public and Forum members may participate in the live chat.

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Restoring Confidence in American Elections

Hosted by The Carter Center and Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy
Friday, April 29, 9:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET

In 2005, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former Secretary of State James A. Baker III co-chaired the bipartisan Commission on Federal Election Reform. They understood that public confidence in elections was critical to the survival of American democracy. Now, with the U.S. facing an unprecedented crisis of confidence in our electoral processes, The Carter Center and Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy are collaborating on a series of conferences looking at key election issues.

We will bring together leading experts on election administration from across the country to discuss questions on many American’s minds:

  • Can a presidential election be stolen?
  • What is the electoral landscape across the country?
  • What do the state-level legislative changes really mean for voter access and election security?

Join us for one or all of these important livestreamed discussions.

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Gene Drive Mosquitoes from Malaria Control: A New Horizon for Public Health?

Hosted by The Carter Center and Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University 
Monday, April 25, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET

Recent advances in gene drive mosquito technologies have created new possibilities for accelerating the elimination of malaria and other mosquito-transmitted diseases. But the implications of these new technologies for public health policy and practice have not been fully explored. This symposium, co-hosted by The Carter Center and the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, will bring together scientists, public health practitioners, ethicists, historians, and ministry of health officials from malaria-endemic countries to discuss issues surrounding the integration of these new technologies into malaria control programs.

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100% Democracy: The Case for Universal Voting

Hosted by The Carter Center and the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum

Thursday, April 21, 7 p.m. ET
In-person, free, and open to the public
Carter Center's Cecil B. Day Chapel

Americans are required to pay taxes, serve on juries, get their kids vaccinated, and get licenses if they want to drive. So why not ask — or require — every American to vote? In a new book, former Connecticut Secretary of State Miles Rapoport and Washington Post political columnist E.J. Dionne advocate for universal participation in U.S. elections — which, they argue, would help create a system true to the Declaration of Independence’s aspirations of a government based on the consent of all the governed. Join the authors for a free, in-person discussion about the benefits of universal voting and how the process works in other countries, such as Australia, where it has been adopted. Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Greg Bluestein will moderate the discussion.

No RSVP Needed

Finding Firmer Ground: The Role of Higher Education in U.S.-China Relations

Hosted by the Center's China Focus and the Wilson Center's Kissinger Institute
Thursday, April 21, 3:30 p.m. ET

Educational exchange has been a pillar of U.S.-China relations since the late 19th Century. When the two nations work together, the flow of students and scholars across the Pacific benefits both sides and advances human knowledge. When geopolitics makes exchange seem dangerous to one or both countries, academic channels are cut off and isolation increases mutual hostility. In the wake of the trade war, COVID, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the re-politicization of education in China, the purpose of higher educational exchange is now being questioned once again in both Washington and Beijing.

Please join our discussion moderated by the Center's Yawei Liu on the history and future course of higher educational relations. The program is occasioned by the Carter Center’s publication of Finding Firmer Ground: The Role of Higher Education in U.S.-China Relations, a collection of essays by Chinese and American writers that will help leaders in both countries shape policy based on the historical lessons of their academic relations. This Webinar and report is co-sponsored by the U.S.-China National Perception Monitor.

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Gaps in the International Legal Framework on Violence Against Women and Girls

Hosted by The Forum on Human Rights
Thursday, April 21, 9:30 a.m. ET

The first in a collaborative series with the Every Woman Treaty organization that will address issues around violence against women and girls and call for a new global treaty to end this violence. Guests include: Francisco Rivera, (Puerto Rico), human rights attorney, law professor, founding director of the International Human Rights Clinic at Santa Clara University; Gladys Mbuyah (Cameroon), Cameroon National President, International Federation of Women Lawyers; Kirthi Jayamkumar (India) Activist, Laywer, Feminist, The Gender and Security Project.

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How the Chinese Public Views Russia's War in Ukraine

Hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies
Tuesday, April 19, 11 a.m. ET

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has fueled debates within China on how Beijing should respond and whether China should aid Russia. As Xi continues to stand by Putin, does the Chinese public support their leader’s decision? How do Chinese citizens view the conflict in Ukraine? A recent survey conducted by the Carter Center China Focus sheds insight into Chinese public opinion on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Please join the CSIS Freeman Chair in China Studies and China Power Project for a discussion on the key takeaways from the Carter Center’s study and what this indicates about the Chinese public perspective on China-Russian relations in the face of events in Ukraine. The discussion will feature remarks by Dr. Yawei Liu, Senior Advisor for China Focus at the Carter Center, and Michael Cerny, Associate Editor at The Carter Center, who will provide a summary of the survey and related report findings. This event will be co-moderated by Jude Blanchette, Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS, and Dr. Bonny Lin, director of the China Power Project and senior fellow for Asian security at CSIS.

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The Role of Art in Peacebuilding and Women’s Empowerment

Hosted by The Forum on Human Rights
Wednesday, April 13, 12 p.m. ET

Join us on Wednesday, April 13, at 12 p.m. ET US (UTC -4) for this live conversation to learn how artists and peacemakers are confronting corporate appropriation of Amazigh art in Morocco.

Guests:

  • Houda Abadi, Transformative Peace
  • Khadija El Barkaoui, Coelle Global
  • Souad Laghssais, Rchima Design
  • Karin Ryan, The Carter Center (moderator)

Music, poetry, graphic and cultural art play a vital role in community cohesion and well-being. Art is employed for social uplift, providing a vital entry point for women into the economy, and is also exploited by violent actors to foment conflict. The program will explores this topic and also address the challenge of corporate appropriation of Amazigh art in Morocco.

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A Masterclass on Overcoming Challenges: The Ethiopia Story

Hosted by The Carter Center
Friday, April 8, 8-9 a.m. ET

How do we continue to Face/Forward to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being amidst challenges to disease elimination and eradication? Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) impact more than 1 billion people worldwide, predominantly the most vulnerable. Despite cost-effective interventions that lead to elimination, challenges increase vulnerability to disease and pose barriers to the effective delivery of interventions and interruption of disease transmission. Global panelists from The Carter Center and Children’s Investment Fund Foundation will discuss Ethiopia’s unique and inspiring experience of creative implementation and philanthropy to reaching NTD endgame targets for Guinea worm disease, trachoma, river blindness, and lymphatic filariasis. Join us for rich dialogue on lessons learned and innovative solutions.

Panelists include:

  • Dr. Kebede Kassaye, NTD Director, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation
  • Mr. Fikre Seife, National NTD Program Team Leader, Ethiopia Federal Ministry of Health
  • Dr. Zerihun Tadesse, Ethiopia Country Representative, The Carter Center
  • Ms. Sarah Yerian, Sr Associate Director, Guinea Worm Eradication Program, The Carter Center

Moderator:

  • Dr. Kashef Ijaz, Vice President, Health Programs, The Carter Center

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The Future is Now: A Unified Approach to Mental Health

Hosted by The Carter Center
Friday, April 8, 10-11 a.m. ET

Addressing mental health is more urgent than ever. As new health, economic, sociopolitical, and environmental crises emerge, the burden of proof mental health grows and threatens our ability to recover, thrive, and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The Impact of COVID-19 urges us to create a future where mental health and wellbeing is a human right, services are accessible, and cross-sectoral action underlies prevention and response efforts. This session stimulates discussion on a paradigm shift to a unified approach to mental health promotion and preparedness. The panel will introduce innovations in shaping person-centered health systems and integrated workforces, driving evidence-based public policy, and leveraging financing tools for better resource prioritization and allocation. The ecosystem platform enables us to leverage the unprecedented support for mental health in a global call to action encouraging country leaders to prioritize and invest in mental health.

Panelists include:

  • Dr. Mark van Ommeren, Health, Mental Health Unit, Department of Mental Health and Substance Use, WHO
  • Ms. Sarah Kline, Co-Founder and CEO, United for Global Mental Health
  • Dr. Ben Miller, President, Well Being Trust
  • Mr. S. Benedict Dossen, Country Program Lead-Liberia, The Carter Center
  • Ms. Kari Cobham, Journalist and Sr. Associate Director, The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism & Media, The Carter Center

Moderator:

  • Mr. Jimmie Briggs, Principal, Skoll Foundation

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Art vs. Injustice

Hosted by the Center's Human Rights Program
Thursday, March 24, 1 p.m. ET

Please join us at 1 p.m. ET US (UTC -4) on Thursday, March 24, to participate in a live conversation and learn how minoritized artists use their work to address women’s rights, immigration, and police violence to dismantle systemic oppression.

Guests include:
- Smoked Poets, Kashmiri Hip-Hop Artist and Street Poet
- Evgeniya Plotnikova, Russian Ceramic Artist
- ABUL3EESS, Palestinian Hip-Hop Artist
- Joshua Griffin, The Carter Center (moderator)

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Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellowship Information Session

Hosted by the Center's Mental Health Program
Wednesday, March 16, 1 p.m. ET

Join us as we answer your questions about the Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellowship and application process! Fellows, advisory board members, and staff will be on hand to answer your questions. Learn more about the fellowships here. Deadline for 2022-23 applications: April 6, 2022. Please submit any questions to CarterFellows@cartercenter.org or #CarterFellowsChat in advance, and we will have a Q&A portion.

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Two Nations, One Island: Dr. Greg Noland on Disease Elimination in Hispaniola

Podcast hosted by Global Institute for Disease Elimination (GLIDE)
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

In a new episode of Elimination Exchange, host Dr. Aissatou Diawara from GLIDE interviews Carter Center expert Greg Noland, program director, River Blindness, Lymphatic Filariasis, Schistosomiasis, and Malaria.

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Palestinian Civil Society Under Threat

Hosted by The Forum on Human Rights
Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022
11 a.m. ET (UTC -5)

The Carter Center and The Elders invite you to join a live conversation focusing international attention on the continued impact of Israel’s terrorist designation of six Palestinian civil society organizations and the need for this decision to be reversed.

Panelists include:

  • Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights / The Elders (co-host)
  • Stacia George, The Carter Center (co-host)
  • Shawan Jabarin, Al-Haq
  • Sahar Francis, Addameer
  • Ubai al-Aboudi, Bisan Center
  • Khaled Quzmar, Defense for Children International - Palestine
  • Fouad Abu Sif, The Union of Agricultural Work Committees
  • Tahrir Jaber, Union of Palestinian Women Committees

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Supporting Human Rights and Confronting Violence with Poetry and Music

Hosted by the Center's Human Rights Program
Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022
1 p.m. EST

Join us to discuss police violence, women's rights, and immigration. This roundtable will showcase the role of street poetry in demanding change against oppressive political systems that work to keep minoritized people in an enslaved state. During our conversation, we will explore how place influences poets' written testaments of their lived experiences and how they understand the world. You will hear how introspection and self-awareness assist poets in advocating for social change. The roundtable will serve to encourage fellow citizens to seek creative, non-violent ways to bring attention to ongoing racial injustice.

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How Can We Take Partisanship out of Election Administration?

Hosted by the Center's Democracy Program
Monday, Jan. 31, 2022
3 p.m. EST

With partisan loyalists aiming to control election administration, it’s clear that America’s antiquated system of politically affiliated election officials needs reform. Register for this expert-led discussion of new ideas that can ensure election leaders are independent, professional, and accountable.

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Celebrating World NTD Day: Achieving Health Equity to End the Neglect of Poverty-related Diseases

Hosted by the World Health Organization
Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022
8 a.m. EST

World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day (WNTDD) will be celebrated on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022. To mark this celebration, WHO is organizing a virtual event, calling on everyone to address the inequalities that characterize NTDs. WNTDD is an opportunity to re-energize the momentum to end the suffering from these 20 diseases that are caused by a variety of pathogens including viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi, and toxins. The day provides an opportunity to strengthen our efforts to reach out to people who are unable to access prevention, treatment, and care services. This event will feature an announcement from Carter Center CEO Paige Alexander.

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It Starts with Me – Creating the Beloved Community

Co-hosted by the Center's Human Rights Program and the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change
Monday, Jan. 17, 2022
6:30 p.m. EST

Join us to talk about the role of art in amplifying social justice activism and gain encouragement as you seek creative and nonviolent ways to bring attention to ongoing racial injustice. At a time when our nation is increasingly polarized and violence is on the rise, there is a need for more understanding and compassion, and less arguing and condemning. The arts can overcome these barriers by touching people’s hearts and souls and can galvanize diverse groups of people to come together for the common good. Panelists include: Chelsey Richardon, educator, poet, mother; Kareem Samara, musician, composer, sound artist; Karin Ryan, The Carter Center, moderator; Josh Griffin, The Carter Center, moderator. 

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Strengthening America’s Democratic Credentials

Hosted by The Democracy Program
Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. EST

America has seen significant democratic backsliding in recent years and is losing credibility as a global champion of democracy. What’s the solution? A vital first step is looking at whether the U.S. is meeting international election standards on key issues, including gerrymandering, impartial and independent election administration, and participation by the broadest possible pool of eligible voters in transparent, safe, and secure elections.

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Folk, Hip-Hop, and Liberation: Protest Songs from Balitmore To Palestine

Hosted by the Center's Human Rights Program
Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 5 p.m. EST

Join us to take part in a discussion about protest music in the context of the Palestinian and African-American historical struggles for human rights. Panelists include: Ryan Harvey, folk singer, co-founder of the Riot-Folk Collective; Kareem Samara, musician, composer, and sound artist; Son of Nun, rapper, organizer, Black Marxist; Josh Griffin, The Carter Center, moderator.

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The Covid-19 Pandemic and Growing Inequality

Hosted by the Center's Human Rights Program
Thursday, Nov. 11 at 12 p.m. EST

Join us for a conversation illustrating how and why economic and social rights can and must be implemented during this tumultuous age. Guests include Radhika Balakrishnan, professor, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Rutgers University; Phil Bloomer, executive director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre; Salimah Hankins, Business Owner, bravenew.us; and Karin Ryan, senior advisor for Human Rights, The Carter Center, moderator.

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The Blues and Resistance: Music Of Struggle from the U.S. to Palestine

Hosted by the Center's Human Rights Program
Thursday, Oct. 28, 12 p.m. EDT

Guests will include Kareem Samara, a British-Palestinian multi-instrumentalist, composer, and sound artist; American-Palestinian filmmaker and music producer Sama’an Ashrawi; and singer/songwriter Kam Franklin. The Roundtable will be moderated by Carter Center senior advisor for Human Rights Karin Ryan.

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Behavioral Economics, Philanthropy, and Finance

Option One: Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. EDT | Register
Option Two:
Monday, Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. EDT | Register

Many of us have been there. We want to save money, make an investment, or support a cause, but something seems to get in the way. Subconscious and psychological factors may be to blame.

Cost: Free

Presenter: Russell James III, Professor of Charitable Financial Planning at Texas Tech University

Partnering to End the Neglect of Trachoma: A Global Health & Social Impact Live Session

Hosted by Pfizer
Thursday, Oct. 14, 12 p.m. ET

On World Sight Day, Carter Center Trachoma Control Program Director Kelly Callahan joins Pfizer and the International Trachoma Initiative for a live discussion on our longstanding partnership to help eliminate blinding trachoma around the world. View flyer »

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Mental Health & Wellness Talk

Tuesday, Oct. 5, 12 p.m. ET

In advance of World Mental Health Day on October 10, Carter Center Mental Health Program staffer Samhita Kumar joins a panel on mental health and wellness hosted by the CARE Atlanta Global Innovation Hub. View flyer »

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Promoting Human Rights, Safeguarding Elections, Strengthening Democracy

Hosted by the Center’s Human Rights Program, Democracy Program, and United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. EDT

In this public panel commemorating the International Day of Democracy, The Carter Center and the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights will illustrate how promoting human rights throughout the electoral cycle can safeguard elections and how greater cooperation between the human rights and elections communities can ultimately strengthen democracy.

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Georgia’s Transition from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to 988

Co-hosted by The Carter Center and the Georgia Parity Collaborative
Sept. 13
11 a.m.-12 p.m. EDT

In recent years, the nation has experienced a rise in calls to the 10-digit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Next year, the U.S. will transition from the current hotline to 988, a dedicated three-digit number for mental health emergencies. Find out why mental health advocates think this will help save lives and what action is needed to implement this change in Georgia.

Hashtag: #NationalSuicidePreventionMonth

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Enabling a Paradigm Shift to a Country-led Response to Deliver the NTD Road Map

NNN Conference 2021
Sept. 7-9

Carter Center staff are leaders and participants in various NNN Working Groups at the 12th Annual Neglected Tropical Disease NGO (NNN) Conference. With the theme, Enabling a paradigm shift to a country-led response to deliver the NTD Road Map, the 2021 NNN Conference is looking to be the most forward-thinking yet. NNN is a global forum for nongovernmental organizations working together on NTDs, and The Carter Center is a gold sponsor of the event.

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The Jimmy Carter Legacy and Lessons for Moral Leadership in the 21st Century

Hosted by Center for China and Globalization
Sept. 6
8-9:30 a.m. EDT; 8-9:30 p.m. Beijing time

Tune in for a discussion on the establishment of U.S.-China relations and President Carter’s legacy, hosted by Center for China and Globalization president, Dr. Huiyao Wang, featuring Carter Center CEO, Paige Alexander, and Carter Center China Program director, Yawei Liu.

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Peaceable Assembly: Perspectives from the March on Washington

Hosted by the Carter Center's Human Rights Program
Aug. 12, 7:30-8 p.m. EDT

In this live Roundtable conversation, participants will discuss the personal impact of attending the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington in 2020. Carter Center Human Rights Program Graduate Assistant Josh Griffin and returned Peace Corps volunteer Zach Schreiner will share what motivated them to attend the historic event. They will recount the speeches they heard and describe how those speeches motivated them to continue to get in 'good trouble' and fight for social justice.

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Social Justice Through The Arts: Images Of Racial Reckoning

Hosted by the Carter Center's Human Rights Program
July 29, 6 p.m. EDT

A picture is said to be worth a thousand words. In this Roundtable conversation, we will look at photographs from community marches for racial justice in Seattle, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C., to tell the story of TK and her ​journey from average citizen to activist, as she led a local movement that galvanized people of all backgrounds to come together and march for Black lives. This conversation will demonstrate the power of a photograph to motivate all of us to advocate for social justice.

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2021 Carter Center Weekend Online Auction

Hosted by The Carter Center
June 21-26, 2021

The Carter Center’s marquee annual fundraiser will be virtual for the second year in a row. Log on today to browse and bid on auction items including original artwork by Jimmy Carter, signed memorabilia from Dave Matthews, photographs of former presidents and first ladies, a trip to France, and so much more. Bidding closes Saturday, June 26 at 11 p.m. EDT.

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Reaching the Criteria to Stop Treatment for Onchocerciasis

Hosted by USAID’s Act to End NTDs | East, led by RTI International
June 24, 8-9:30 a.m. EDT

One of the most challenging steps for onchocerciasis-endemic countries is breaking the cycle of transmission to the point where an evidenced-based decision to stop mass drug administration can be made. In 2013, together with the national programs, the Center and its partners made a historic shift from control to onchocerciasis elimination in targeted areas. Panelists will share key takeaways from their experiences, including focal context monitoring, unique implementation of onchocerciasis elimination strategies, and making evidence-based decisions that are facilitated by national onchocerciasis expert committees that contribute to critical stop MDA decisions. Please join us for a webinar followed by audience Q&A and the public launch of a new report.

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2021 Carter Center Weekend Online Broadcast Show

Hosted by The Carter Center
June 26, 8 p.m. EDT (pre-show activities begin at 7:45 p.m.)

Join us for the 2021 Carter Center Weekend broadcast show featuring special messages from President and Mrs. Carter, up-close-and-personal looks at some of the Center’s programs, and live opportunity to bid on priceless artwork and memorabilia.

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The Mental Health Moment: Covid-19 and the Next Pandemic

Hosted by The Carter Center and the Atlanta Press Club
June 18, 10 a.m. EDT

Join us for an informative webinar about COVID-19's effects on mental health. Our panel of experts and journalists from The Carter Center, CDC, Silence the Shame, and more will discuss recent statistics and stories, how to reduce stigma, and where to find resources to help yourself or others. We will showcase the 50th anniversary of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter's campaign to improve the mental health of all Americans and people around the world. Panelists include: Dr. Debra Houry (CDC), Stephanie Foo (Journalist and Carter Center Mental Health Fellow), Dr. Eve Byrd (The Carter Center), Shanti Das (advocate and founder of nonprofit Silence the Shame), and Dr. Rochelle Walensky (CDC). 

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9th Annual Summit on Global Health: The Race to Beat COVID-19

Hosted by the World Affairs Council of Atlanta, CARE USA, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and The Carter Center
June 1-3, 2021

The Summit will convene diverse experts from the public and private sectors, including senior CDC leadership. Moderators include:

Paige Alexander, CEO of the Carter Center
Michelle Nunn, President & CEO of CARE USA
Helene Gayle, Pres & CEO of The Chicago Community Trust
J. Stephen Morrison SVP & Dir of Global Health Policy Center, CSIS

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The Carter-Baker Commission, 16 Years Later: Opportunities and Challenges for Election Reform

Hosted by the Carter Center's Democracy Program and Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy
June 2, 2021 at 1 p.m.

The last event in this series will investigate various proposals for reform at the federal and state levels and look at how the electoral reform agenda could move forward, seeking lessons from the Carter-Baker Commission experience. Details coming soon.

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FB Election Bites: From Recommendations to Reform

Hosted on Facebook by the Carter Center's Democracy Program
May 27 at 1 p.m.

Election observers issue recommendations for how to improve future elections. But do these really bring about change—especially in the U.S.?

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25th Rosalynn Carter Georgia Mental Health Forum

Hosted by the Carter Center's Mental Health Program
May 20: 1-3:30 p.m. EDT
May 21: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. EDT

The Rosalynn Carter Georgia Mental Health Forum, established in 1995, is held each May to address a timely mental health policy issue facing the state. Service providers, policymakers, advocates, and consumers from across Georgia are invited to participate in open discussions on diverse topics. Check back soon for more details.

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Social Justice through the Arts: A Conversation with Joseph Guay

Hosted by the Carter Center’s Forum On Human Rights
May 20: 1 p.m. EDT

Join us for a 30-minute live roundtable conversation with artist Joseph Guay. This event is the second in the Forum’s series on the role of art in amplifying social justice activism. Guay will discuss his views on the intersection of art and social change through the lens of his works addressing racist violence, immigration, and school shootings. The conversation will be moderated by Human Rights Program graduate assistant Joshua Griffin.

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The Carter-Baker Commission: Technology and Elections

Hosted by the Carter Center's Democracy Program and Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy
May 17: 12:30 p.m. EDT

Technological advancements have significantly contributed to improving the quality of U.S. elections. An exploration of how technology has enhanced the accuracy of elections and what lies ahead to continue the trend. "Technology and Elections" is the fourth in a series of panel discussions examining electoral processes through the lens of the 2005 Carter-Baker Commission on Federal Election Reform.

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Ask a Trustee

Hosted by the Carter Center's Barry Nickelsberg, featuring guests: Jane Hall, Esq. and Ruth Salinger
Session One: Monday, May 10, 2021, 2-3 p.m. EST
Session Two: Thursday, May 13, 2021, 5-6 p.m. EST

While many people have considered and established living trusts, few have thought about who will be the trustee(s) when they pass away. Learning what kind of person is best suited to this role, from inside or outside the family, is a critical component of any estate plan.

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The Future of Global Health Diplomacy

Hosted by Women in Global Health
May 13: 12-1 p.m. EDT

Women comprise the majority of the global health workforce, but women in leadership at global health institutions are still in the minority. Please join Women in Global Health – Georgia, USA, for a panel event to hear from three accomplished female global health leaders as they share their own experiences building a distinguished career in international development. The event will feature panelists Paige Alexander, CEO of The Carter Center; Gloria Steele, Acting Administrator of USAID; and Christa Capozzola, Director of the CDC Office of Financial Resources. Mark Mioduski, Principal and Director of Cornerstone Government Affairs (CGA), will moderate the event.

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The Carter-Baker Commission: Voter Registration and Voter ID

Hosted by the Carter Center’s Democracy Program and Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy
May 5, 2021: 12:30 p.m. EDT

A look at ways states with voter ID laws can ensure that those laws don’t inhibit eligible voters from participating in elections. “Voter Registration and Voter ID” is the third in a series of panel discussions looking at electoral processes through the lens of the 2005 Carter-Baker Commission on Federal Election Reform.

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State of Mental Health: Financing (led by the Global Mental Health Action Network)

Hosted by United for Global Mental Health, The Lancet Psychiatry, MHPSS.net, and Mental Health Innovation Network
May 4, 2021: 8-8:45 a.m. EDT (14:00-14:45 GMT)

This event, part of the #MHForAll webinar series, unpacks relevant topics in mental health with diverse, global mental health organizations. Speakers include Raj Mariwala, chair Mariwala Health Initiative; Dan Chisholm, health economist, World Health Organization; Benedict Dossen, Liberia Mental Health Program lead, The Carter Center; Douglas Otieno, executive director, TINADA Youth Organization; Valentina Iemmi, health policy fellow, London School of Economics.

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The Carter-Baker Commission: 16 Years Later: "Voting by Mail"

Hosted by the Carter Center’s Democracy Program and Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy
April 28: 12:30 p.m. EDT

Record numbers of voters cast absentee ballots in 2020. While mail-in voting significantly expands voter access, some are concerned about the security of the absentee process. A look at the pros and cons of voting by mail, safeguards already in place, and additional ways to enhance the security of mail-in voting. "Voting by Mail" is the second in a series of five virtual panel discussions using the recommendations of the bipartisan 2005 Carter-Baker Commission on Federal Election Reform as a framework to talk about current electoral issues.

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Decolonizing Global Health Series | Session 5: "Disrupting and Rebuilding Global Healthcare Systems"

Hosted by the Emory Global Health Institute, in partnership with the Atlanta Global Studies Center and the Emory Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives
April 20: 10:30 a.m. EDT

The fifth session, "Disrupting and Rebuilding Global Healthcare Systems," will feature Kelly Callahan, director, Trachoma Control Program at The Carter Center; Dr. Eugene Richardson., Assistant Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard University; and Dr. Osama Tanous, Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow, Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson, Director of Operations and Outreach, College of Arts & Sciences at Georgia State University.

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The Carter-Baker Commission, 16 Years Later: Election Integrity and Ballot Access

Hosted by the Carter Center’s Democracy Program in conjunction with Rice University’s Baker Institute.
April 7: 12:30 p.m. EDT

The first in a series of five panel discussions looking at key recommendations made in the 2005 Carter-Baker Commission on Federal Election Reform and how they relate to emerging U.S. electoral reform issues. "Election Integrity and Ballot Access" will focus on ways to make elections secure while also making them easily accessible to as many eligible voters as possible.

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Can Democracy Advance in Challenging Times?

Hosted by Perry World House’s weekly virtual The World Today
April 6: 12–1 p.m. EDT

Democracies across the globe are under pressure internally and externally. Internally, they face protests, scandals, voting controversies, and even insurrection. Externally, meanwhile, democracies are contending with challenges posed by authoritarian regimes, which have sought to outcompete democratic states and outmaneuver the liberal international order.

Join Perry World House and the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy for a high-level panel discussion on these issues with some of the world’s top experts on democracies, featuring Paige Alexander, CEO of the Carter Center; Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; Annika Silva-Leander, Head of Democracy Assessment at International IDEA; and Ambassador Henri-Paul Normandin, Perry World House Visiting Fellow. 

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Inform Women, Transform Lives Q&A Series
Rule of Law Program
March 25: 1 p.m. EDT
Thursdays during Women’s History Month, we’re premiering conversations between Carter Center CEO Paige Alexander and female city leaders taking part in our inaugural Inform Women, Transform Lives campaign. On March 25, Alexander talks to Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu about her city's plans to inform women and transform lives.

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Election Bites: Redistricting 2021
Democracy Program
March 24: 1 p.m. EDT
Panelist: Kevin Johnson, Carter Center U.S. Election Expert Study Team
With the 2020 census complete, it will soon be time for states to redraw congressional and state legislative districts. How does this process work—and how should it work?

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A Virtual Town Hall on Access to Behavioral Health Care in Georgia
Hosted by The Carter Center and the Georgia Parity Collaborative
March 23: 5 p.m. EDT
Join Carter Center CEO Paige Alexander and guests including: members of the Georgia Parity Collaborative, representatives of Georgia’s Behavioral Health Reform and Innovation Commission, and key Georgia state legislators.
Share our new Georgia policy guide: How State Leaders Can Improve Access to Behavioral Health Care

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Inform Women, Transform Lives Q&A Series
Rule of Law Program
March 18: 1 p.m. EDT
Thursdays during Women’s History Month, we’re premiering conversations between Carter Center CEO Paige Alexander and female city leaders taking part in our inaugural Inform Women, Transform Lives campaign. This Thursday, Alexander talks to Rosy Senanayake, mayor of Colombo, Sri Lanka, about her city’s plans to make public transport safer for women in her city.

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Covid-19's Impact on Elections and Participatory Rights
Human Rights Program, Democracy Program
March 18: 9 a.m. EDT
Moderated by Barbara Smith, VP Peace Programs
Join our Roundtable discussion to hear about lessons learned during observation of electoral processes carried out during the pandemic in Bolivia, Myanmar, Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, and Zambia.

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Inform Women, Transform Lives Campaign: Connecting Women to Municipal Services
Rule of Law Program
March 17: 10 a.m. EDT
The Carter Center will convene a panel of participating city leaders and development practitioners to discuss women's municipal service needs and the transformational power that the right of access to information can have for women, their families, and the wider community.

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Inform Women, Transform Lives: Meet Chicago City Clerk Anna Valencia
Rule of Law Program
March 11: 2021, 1 p.m. EST
Thursdays during Women’s History Month, we’re premiering conversations between Carter Center CEO Paige Alexander and female city leaders taking part in our inaugural Inform Women, Transform Lives campaign. This Thursday, Alexander talks to Chicago City Clerk Anna Valencia about how her City Key program can benefit women.

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Election Bites: Election Reform
Democracy Program
Feb. 23: 2021, 1 p.m. EST
Panelist: Lia Merivaki, Carter Center U.S. Election Expert Study Team
Now that the 2020 cycle is over, everyone is talking about improving future elections. But improvement is in the eye of the beholder. Can we find a happy medium between making it easier to vote and holding secure elections? Can't integrity and access go hand in hand?

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The Power of Pioneering Women
World Affairs Council of Atlanta
Feb. 18: 2021, 12 p.m. EST
Guest Speaker: Paige Alexander, CEO, The Carter Center
The #LeadHERship Series created by Fernanda Luchine, executive director, World Affairs Council of Atlanta, brings together leading voices to discuss experiences and to inspire both women and men to be agents for positive change toward a more gender equal world. 

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Election Bites: Election Reflection
Democracy Program
Feb. 16: 2021, 1 p.m. EST
Panelist: Larry Garber, Carter Center U.S. Election Expert Study Team
The 2020 races are finally in the rearview mirror. Time to take a few minutes to look at what went well, what pandemic innovations we might want to keep, and what needs improvement.

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The Future of Democracy Now
The Atlanta Press Club
Feb. 10: 2021, 11 a.m. EST
Panelists: Alan Abramowitz, PhD, the Alben W. Barkley Professor of Political Science, Emory University; Paige Alexander, CEO, The Carter Center; David Carroll, PhD, Director, Democracy Program, The Carter Center; Andra Gillespie, PhD, Director, James Weldon Johnson Institute for Race and Difference, Emory University.
Join us for a discussion about the lessons of 2020 and a forecast for what's next.

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The Power of Partnership: Defeating Onchocerciasis
The Task Force for Global Health
Feb. 1: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. EST
Featuring Carter Center experts Dr. Don Hopkins, special advisor for the Guinea Worm Eradication Program; Dr. Frank Richards, senior advisor, River Blindness, Lymphatic Filariasis and Schistosomiasis Programs; and Dr. Mauricio Sauerbrey, director of the Onchocerciasis Elimination Program for the Americas (OEPA).
Carter Center experts will contribute reflections on the power of partnership in eliminating river blindness during an online public forum hosted by the Atlanta-based Task Force for Global Health.

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Join Us for Neglected Tropical Diseases Week
Jan. 26-31, 2021
Please join us as The Carter Center celebrates 35 years of pioneering work in eradicating and eliminating neglected tropical diseases. NTDs are a group of parasitic and bacterial illnesses that have devastating health, social, and economic impact on more than 1 billion of the world’s most vulnerable people.

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UAE and The Carter Center Celebrate 30 Years of Partnership
Jan. 27: 9-10 a.m. EST
Participants: Carter Center Board Chair Jason Carter, UAE Ambassador to the US Yousef Al Otaiba, Carter Center CEO Paige Alexander, GLIDE CEO Simon Bland
For 30 years the UAE-Carter Center partnership has made measurable impact to improve lives and has expanded to eliminate additional neglected tropical disease (NTD) that affect the world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities. Hear reflections on the power of partnership and the critical role it plays in accelerating progress to beat NTDs.

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Election Bites: U.S. Election 2020
Democracy Program
Grab your lunch and enjoy some Election Bites, our short conversation series on key U.S. elction issues that streamed on Facebook live.

Friday, Jan. 15: Digital Divides
Wednesday, Jan. 6: Validating the Election
Monday, Jan. 4: Once More to the Polls
Thursday, Dec. 17: A Toxic Brew
Monday, Dec. 14: Electoral College Reform
Monday, Dec. 7: Can Dead Cats Vote?
Thursday, Dec. 3: The Final Countdown
Wednesday, Dec. 2: Secret Ballots
Thursday, Nov. 12: Get Informed
Tuesday, Nov. 10: Recounts & Audits
Friday, Oct. 30: How Community Leaders Can Support Peaceful Elections
Thursday, Oct. 29: Preventing Fraud & Safeguarding Ballots
Wednesday, Oct. 28: What to Expect Election Night – and Beyond
Tuesday, Oct. 27: An International Observer Looks at U.S. Elections
Monday, Oct. 26: Election Observers & Voter Intimidation

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Positive and Peaceful Elections
Panelists: Brad Raffensperger, Ga. Secretary of State; Dr. Bernice A. King, CEO of The King Center; Paige Alexander, CEO of The Carter Center; Georgia General Assembly Rep. Karen Bennett, chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus, 2019-20; George T. French Jr. , president of Clark Atlanta University; moderated by Monica Kaufman Pearson, WSB-TV Retired Main Anchor and Reporter.
Conversations at The Carter Center
Oct. 29: 7-8 p.m. EDT
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2020: A Mental Health Game-Changer
Plus: Patrick Kennedy & Jason Carter Honor Rosalynn Carter’s 50 years of Mental Health Leadership
Conversations at The Carter Center
Oct. 29: 12-1 p.m. EDT
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Mental Health & COVID 19: Advancing Integrated Responses Globally
Mental Health Program
Oct. 22: 8-9:30 a.m. EDT
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Speaking Out in the South: Securing Our Right to Vote
ADL Southeast
Oct. 9: 12-1:15 p.m. EDT
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The 2020 Election: Are You Prepared?
Conversations at The Carter Center
Oct. 8: 7 p.m. EDT
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Risks To Human Rights And Credible Elections During An Online ‘Infodemic’
Forum on Human Rights
Oct. 7: 1 p.m. EDT
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Building on the Success of The Carter Center
The World Affairs Council of Atlanta
Oct. 1: 12 p.m. EDT
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