Past Event

President Jimmy Carter: Challenges of a Superpower

Sun, Feb 24 2013 - 12:30pm

President Jimmy Carter

Former U.S. President; Founder, The Carter Center; Recipient, Nobel Peace Prize

Don't miss this rare visit with the 39th president of the United States. Jimmy Carter's tenure as president was marked by some of the greatest challenges facing the country in the late 20th century: an energy crisis, a troubled relationship with Iran — issues that are still relevant today. Significant foreign policy accomplishments of Carter's administration included the Panama Canal treaties, the Camp David Accords, the treaty of peace between Egypt and Israel, the SALT II treaty with the Soviet Union, and the establishment of U.S. diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China. He championed human rights throughout the world. In 1982, he became University Distinguished Professor at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and founded The Carter Center. Actively guided by President Carter, the nonpartisan and nonprofit center addresses national and international issues of public policy. Through the Global 2000 programs, the Carter Center advances health and agriculture in the developing world. It has spearheaded the international effort to eradicate Guinea worm disease, which will be the second disease in history to be eliminated.