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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

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

Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024
9 a.m. ET

This in-person event is hosted by the Carter Center's China Focus

Carterwill honor President Jimmy Carter and commemorate the 45th anniversary of the normalization of U.S.-China relations. World-renowned experts will participate in panel discussions on different dimensions of the U.S.-China diplomatic, military, and economic relationship. A gala dinner to celebrate President Carter’s legacy promoting peace in East Asia will follow the conference in the evening. Both events are open to the public, but tickets are required for the dinner.


Past Events

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Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023
6-8 p.m. ET

In-person event hosted by V-Day and ؾ

Join a celebration of V’s newest book, “Reckoning,” and the 25th anniversary of V-Day. Founded by V, formerly Eve Ensler, V-Day is a global movement to help end violence against women and girls. V is an activist and author. Her former work includes “The Vagina Monologues.” The event will include women leaders, like international environmental advocate Laura Turner Seydel, Academy Award winner and women’s rights champion Jane Fonda, and more. Proceeds will benefit City of Joy, a revolutionary center for women survivors of gender-based violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Jimmy Carter 99th Birthday Celebration Weekend

Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, 2023

Hosted by the Jimmy Carter Library & Museum and ؾ

On Oct. 1, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter turns 99. Join us in honoring his incredible life and legacy — and celebrate his 99 years.

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Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023
1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. ET

Hybrid event hosted by the Carter Center's China Focus in partnership with Emory University, Georgia State University, Spelman College, and the China Research Center in Atlanta

The relationship between the United States and China faces significant challenges, particularly in technology and national security. Unfortunately, many misconceptions surround the development of the Chinese data governance system, often exacerbated by sensationalized discussions in the public discourse on U.S.-China relations. This symposium aims to dispel these myths and provide a nuanced understanding of Chinese data governance and its implications for U.S.-China relations. It seeks to foster open and critical dialogue among scholars, policymakers, and practitioners, offering an in-depth update on the topic. Download informational PDF »

Goalkeepers Event 2023

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023
7 p.m. ET

Hosted by the Gates Foundation

Carter Center CEO Paige Alexander will be speak at the Sept. 19 Gates Foundation Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards, celebrating the accomplishments of those working to create a better world. This year, Goalkeepers invites you to see the world as it is today, where progress toward the Global Goals is slow and, in some cases, backwards, and imagine a world with a more hopeful vision for the future.

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Polling Place Accessibility: The 2022 Metro Detroit Audit and Best Practices from Elected Officials

Monday, Sept. 11, 2023
12 – 3 p.m. EST

In celebration of and the , please join ؾ, Detroit Disability Power, and The American Association of People with Disabilities for a workshop on Polling Place Accessibility: The 2022 Metro Detroit Audit and Best Practices from Election Officials. We will exchange valuable insights on best practices and challenges in administering accessible elections and provide an overview of how to collect and analyze data to ensure that the accessibility of our elections continues to improve.

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Hybrid event hosted by the Ford Foundation in partnership with ؾ 
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023
6:30 p.m. ET

Join us for a special conversation with Carter Center CEO Paige Alexander and Gleaves Whitney, executive director of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This event will also be available over Zoom. Registration for the program is open until the event. Walk-ins allowed as space permits. 


The Center for Election Innovation and Research and ؾ
Thursday, July 20, 2023
1 p.m. ET

Join The Center for Election Innovation and Research and Carteron Thursday, July 20, at 1 p.m. ET for a discussion on the state of American democracy and concerns about the 2024 elections. Carter Center CEO Paige Alexander and CEIR Executive Director David Becker will speak.


Hybrid event hosted by the Aspen Institute Germany 
Monday, June 26, 2023
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET

Cities around the world are growing rapidly, making it even more important to adapt quickly to changing circumstances and develop forward-looking strategies. Carter Center CEO Paige Alexander will speak at this event, which brings together urban actors from Berlin, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. The project seeks to provide new impetus for the development of the cities we live in and raise awareness of their complexities. This event will have onsite participation in Atlanta at the Franco-German Cultural Center as well as virtual participation from Berlin and Los Angeles. 

Commemorating Jimmy Carter’s Carterin the Americas: How President Carter Advanced Democracy and Human Rights in the Region

Hybrid event hosted by USIP in partnership with ؾ, the Inter-American Dialogue, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, and the U.S. Permanent Mission to the OAS
Friday, June 23, 2023
1:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET

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. The Center's Jennie Lincoln will give closing remarks.

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Virtual event hosted by ؾ, the Elections Group, Election Hero Day, and "No Time to Fail" filmmakers
Wednesday, May 31, 2023
1 p.m. ET

To mark the close of Mental Health Awareness Month, ؾ, the Elections Group, Election Hero Day, and "No Time to Fail" filmmakers are teaming up to raise awareness about the wellbeing of people not often recognized – election officials. Join us for this conversation with the Carter Center’s Democracy Program Senior Program Associate Rachel Lastinger, The Elections Group Senior Election Expert Tina Barton, and Rhode Island Department of State Director of Elections Kathy Placencia.

Book Talk with Author and Activist Ruchira Gupta

In-person event hosted by the Human Rights Program and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
Saturday, May 20, 2023
1-2:30 p.m. ET

Please join us at the for a reading by author and activist Ruchira Gupta, followed by a panel discussion moderated by the Center's Karin Ryan on international and local anti-sex traficking activities. Gupta's new book chronicles the real-life story of Heera who escaped the brothels of India to become a Kung Fu champion.

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27th Rosalynn Carter Georgia Mental Health Forum

Hybrid event hosted by the Carter Center’s Mental Health Program
Thursday, May 18, 2023
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET

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

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What To Know About the U.S. Elections Heading Into 2024

Hybrid event hosted by the Baker Institute in partnership with Carter
Monday, May 1, 2023
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. ET

With the 2024 presidential election campaign season quickly approaching, many observers are already anticipating what may come. Since the last presidential election in 2020, Georgia and Texas made controversial changes to their election laws, which could impact voter turnout in those states. And Democrats and Republicans alike have used complaints about voter suppression or the accuracy of the vote count as a wedge to motivate their voters to the polls — resulting in a rising distrust of elections.

At the third annual collaboration between the Baker Institute Presidential Elections Program and ؾ, experts on both sides of the aisle will explore these issues and more with a focus on what the 2024 presidential election could bring. In addition, the event will feature a lunchtime discussion on the legacy of former President Jimmy Carter and his support of free and fair elections at home and abroad.

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Virtual events hosted by the Wisconsin Council of Churches in partnership with ؾ
Tuesday, April 25, 2023 and Tuesday, May 2, 2023
3 p.m. ET

The Wisconsin Council of Churches is partnering with Carterfor a conversation about polarization in the United States. In this two-part webinar, Nathan Stock, associate director with the Carter Center’s Conflict Resolution Program, will explore drivers of polarization while also sharing suggestions for addressing partisan differences in personal relationships and communities. These one-hour webinars will be recorded if you are unable to make one or both of the live events.


Hybrid event hosted by The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics in partnership with ؾ
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
5 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. ET

A conversation with Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and New Mexico’s Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver, who have both signed ؾ’s Candidate Principles for Trusted Elections. Veteran journalist and Fall 2022 Dole Fellow Jerry Seib will moderate. The discussion will focus on ؾ’s Candidate Principles for Trusted Elections, and how they can help candidates, parties, and citizens promote election integrity and confidence in the voting process more broadly.


Hosted by the Truman Center, Atlanta Mayor's Office & Metro Atlanta Chamber
Friday, April 14, 2023
10-11 a.m. ET

On April 14, the Truman Center for National Policy, the City of Atlanta and the Metro Atlanta Chamber will host an in-person event to explore how to maximize the benefits of the city’s diplomacy for all Atlantans and the role of Atlanta in American foreign policy. This event will highlight findings from Truman’s City & State Diplomacy Task Force, co-chaired by Mayor Dickens, about how cities’ international engagement can deliver benefits for constituents and improve the United States’ global standing.

The panel discussion will feature Mayor Andre Dickens of Atlanta, Paige Alexander, CEO of the Carter Center, and Katie Kirkpatrick, President and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber.

Hybrid event co-hosted by Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Center for Civic and Community Engagement, and the Carter Center's Conflict Resolution Program

March 27-28, 2023
7:30 - 9:00 p.m. ET

Democracy in Decline: Why Election Standards are More Important Than Ever

Co-hosted by the United States and the governments of Zambia, Costa Rica, the Netherlands, and Republic of Korea
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
10 a.m. ET

Carteris introducing a new edition of the Election Obligations and Standards (EOS) manual in Lusaka, Zambia, with the support of the Embassy of Ireland in Zambia, on March 28. The launch will be a hybrid event, scheduled ahead of the second global Summit for Democracy. Discussion during the event will focus on why, during a period of democratic decline, election standards matter more than ever. 

Hybrid event co-hosted by Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership and the Carter Center's Conflict Resolution Program

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
7:30 - 9:00 p.m. ET

It’s Complicated! Asians in Black & White America

Presented by NACA, in partnership with ؾ
Saturday, March 25, 2023
2:00 - 5:30 p.m.

This in-person event includes an exclusive screening of the documentary, "Blurring The Color Line: Chinese in the Segregated South," followed by an expert panel doing a deep dive not only into the issues raised by the film but also how the past must inform our actions (and interactions) with African Americans and all marginalized groups, in the present.

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Hosted by Japan’s Cabinet Office, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
March 16, 2023
8 - 10 a.m. ET

The virtual event will feature the Carter Center's Adam Weiss, director of the Guinea Worm Eradication Program, and Meagan Martz, senior associate director in development, both of whom are Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize awardees. The session will discuss the evolving development contexts and priorities on the continent, examine gaps and opportunities in human capital development, as well as successful models of investments pioneered by the laureates engaging multi-sectoral partners.

Virtual event organized by Carterand the China Research Center in Atlanta
Friday, March 10, 2023
9 a.m. ET

The authors of "The Role of High Technology in U.S.-China Relations" examine how technological advancements have increased distrust and uncertainty in U.S.-China relations. From big data to semiconductors, they look into the geopolitical implications of technological development and what strategies, if any, policymakers in the United States and China can take to mitigate tensions.

Sara Hsu, Ph.D., clinical professor of supply chain management at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, moderates the discussion.

Panelists are Ja-Ian Chong, Ph.D., associate professor of political science at the National University of Singapore and nonresident scholar with Carnegie China; Rorry Daniels, managing director of Asia Society Policy Institute; Shirley Martey Hargis, nonresident fellow in the Atlantic Council’s Global China Hub and Digital Forensic Research Lab; and John Lee, director of East West Futures Consulting.

Faith Forward Democracy

Virtual event hosted by the Carter Center’s Conflict Resolution Program
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023
Noon – 1 p.m. ET

The 2022 U.S. election is behind us, but the country remains deeply divided. As a nation, we increasingly struggle to find common purpose and connection with our fellow citizens. Learn what people of faith can do ahead of the 2024 presidential election to help create a healthier democratic republic.

Join Carterand Northern Ireland’s Rev. Gary Mason for a cross-partisan conversation with lay leaders and news personalities Rashad Richey and Martha Zoller.

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Hybrid event hosted by The Dialogue: Leadership for the Americas
Friday, Feb. 10, 2023
4:30 p.m. ET

As Nicaragua continues to experience a prolonged crisis, future economic and political challenges remain formidable. Economic performance this year will be limited and dependent on international drivers: remittances, trade, and borrowing—all of which are slowing. This is compounded by internal shake-ups, purges, and a tightening of the regime’s political authority. Internal dissent and extreme repression have resulted in tumultuous outcomes. At the same time, civic democratic forces are coalescing into a political movement with the support of the international community to apply pressure on non-democratic forces with overtures for mediation. 

Can these movements further push the Nicaraguan government towards political accommodation and democratization, avoiding further deterioration and irreversible damage to the country? What tools can international players use as nudges or incentives to shift Nicaragua toward a transition for political reforms? ؾ's Jennie K. Lincoln, senior advisor for Latin America and the Caribbean, will participate on this panel. Follow this event on Twitter at .

Restoring Confidence in Our Democracy

Hosted by Carterand the Gerald R. Ford Foundation
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023
4-5:30 p.m. EST

Political rivals and close collaborators, Presidents Carter and Ford, held a shared understanding of the sanctity of our democratic systems. In the spirit of this relationship, ؾ, Ford School, and the Ford Presidential Foundation are hosting a discussion with Representatives Andy Levin and Peter Meijer on ways those across the political aisle can work together to buttress voter confidence and highlight how individuals can become a part of the solution.

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Hosted by the Center's Human Rights Program in collaboration with Emory University's Master's in Development Practice
Tuesday, Nov. 15
1 p.m. ET

This conversation will explore what it means to work for and with people (and communities) who have shared identities and collective memories of overcoming systematic oppression. This conversation will focus on the African American experience of overcoming 400 years of brutality and how present-day descendants of slaves are intentionally building institutions and programs for African Americans to continue to live into dignity, honor, and self-determination. 


Hosted by the Carter Center Mental Health program and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library
Tuesday, Nov. 15
7:00 p.m. ET

CarterMental Health program, in partnership with the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and ACappella Books, welcomes psychiatrist and neuroscientist Dr. Tom Insel for a discussion of his book. "In this essential book, one of our most visionary leaders reveals that the solution demands a holistic approach. By reframing the mental health crisis as an opportunity for social justice, hopefully Tom Insel’s ideas will bring about long-needed progress toward a more inclusive, more compassionate, and healthier society. Healing is for every family dealing with a mental health issue, which today means nearly every family in the United States.” —Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter.

Tom Insel photo

Free and Open to the Public.

Malaria and NTD Integration: From Silos to Synergies

Hosted by GLIDE
Tuesday, Nov. 1
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. ET

Join the Global Institute for Disease Elimination (GLIDE) for their sponsored symposium held alongside the ASTMH 2022 annual meeting. This panel discussion will highlight the importance of cross-program integration to increase the efficiency of resources and operations, sustainability, and community acceptance.

Panelists include Simon Bland, CEO, GLIDE; Ngozi Erondu, Technical Director, GLIDE; Gregory Noland, RB|LF|SCH|ML Director, Atlantaؾ; Fatma Kabole, NTD Program Manager, Zanzibar; Keziah Malm, Malaria Program Manager, Ghana Health Service; Alan Brooks, Managing Partner,  Bridges to Development 

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Hosted by the Carter Center Human Rights Program
Thursdy, Oct. 27
1 p.m. ET

This conversation will examine racial justice and white nationalism in the United States and abroad. Panelists include Deeyah Khan, an award-winning documentary filmmaker who has explored through her work how people are drawn to violent extremist movements, and Arno Michaelis, a former leader of a worldwide racist skinhead organization, a reverend of a self-declared Racial Holy War, and lead singer of the hate-metal band Centurion, which sold 20,000 CDs by the mid-nineties and is still popular with racists today. 

Anatomy of a Disinformation Campaign

Hosted by the Alliance for Securing Democracy
Monday, Oct. 17
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: ؾ

As American voters prepare for Election Day, join ؾ, the Alliance for Securing Democracy at German Marshall Fund (ASD at GMF) and the World Affairs Council of Atlanta for "Anatomy of A Disinformation Campaign." Bret Schafer, head of the Alliance for Securing Democracy at GMF's information manipulation team, will present his expert research on coordinated efforts to distort perceptions and affect behavior.

Hosted by the Carter Center Human Rights Program
Tuesday, Oct. 18
1 p.m. ET

This is the second in a series of roundtable conversations focused on Indigenous Sovereignty in the United States. How should we respond in a world where the violence of the system is not considered violent, but the resistance to that violence is always considered and punished as violence? What drives us to action and beyond words? Land Acknowledgements are all the rage, but how does one live into that discourse? This roundtable conversation will explore why #landback and #decolonzing are more than just hashtags - they are a way of life.

Hosted by Agnes Scott College
Thursday, Oct. 13
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Time and again, women’s leadership has been shown to be a crucial factor in improving lives, whether in education, economic development, or health. Director of International & Immigrant Affairs for the City of Atlanta, Vanessa Ibarra, joins the CEO of the Carter Center Paige Alexander on our campus to share how the leadership role in a public, non-profit organization can effect change in domestic and international arenas. This in-person event is $50 to attend. View the agenda »

Greetings from Ethiopia, Sudan, and Zambia

Hosted by ؾ
Thursday, Sept. 29
6:30-7:45 p.m.

Join us for a lively conversation with staffers in these three countries. Learn about what life is like where they work, some of the day-to-day challenges they face, and how they stay motivated to wage peace and fight disease. Moderated by Maria Saporta.

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Hosted by the US-China Education Trust, the Carter Center, and the US Heartland China Association
Thursday, Sept. 22
8 p.m. EST

As pandemic travel restrictions ease and international students return to American campuses, will Chinese students and scholars still be the largest international presence on campus? Will Chinese students and scholars still find themselves caught in the crosshairs of tensions between the United States and China? How are American universities navigating continuing concerns about Chinese influence and sensitive research? A group of professors and senior administrators from campuses around the US will help us understand how American universities are ensuring that Chinese students feel welcome while navigating the politics of their campus China connections.

Hosted by the Carter Center Human Rights Program
Thursday, Sept. 22
11 a.m. EST US (UTC -4)  

This Roundtable is set to be a powerful exposition of the tension of the opposites - where religion has proven to provide an enabling environment for violence against women and is also equally known to offer room for survivors to address experiences of victimization. Experts working in the field will deliberate on how religion operates as an enabler of violence, can serve as a potential catalyst for change, and ultimately, how a treaty to end violence against women can address the religion-violence nexus.

Hosted by ICAS Trade ‘n Technology
Tuesday, Sept. 20
10 a.m. EST

Join the ICAS Trade ‘n Technology Program virtually for a hybrid expert panel discussion on the upcoming 20th Party Congress, U.S. Midterm elections, and their implications for U.S.-China relations. Yawei Liu, senior advisor on China at ؾ, will speak at the Institute of China-America Studies’ (ICAS) forthcoming event 20th Party Congress and U.S. Midterm Elections: Implications for U.S.-China Relations.

Hosted by the Carter Center’s Conflict Resolution Program
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022
7 p.m. ET

Our rapidly polarizing society is driving us to live among people who think, look, and pray as we do. Increasingly, we struggle to find common purpose and connection with fellow Americans. Anger and division are replacing love and unity. How can people of faith respond? Join us for a discussion with Gary Mason, a pastor and peacemaker who has spent his life working in divided societies, including in his native northern Ireland as well as in Israel and Palestine.

Hosted by Carterand the Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
12-1:30 p.m. ET

Join our discussion for an in-depth look at the intersection of behavioral health and school discipline. We will also discuss how to access services for children and youth within your community and how to advocate for school based behavioral health services.

Presenters:
Chad Jones, Vice President of Business Operations, Viewpoint Health
Dr. Morcease Beasley, School Superintendent, Clayton County Public Schools
Caren Cloud, Legal and Policy Director, GA Appleseed
Moderated by: Becky Hudock, Senior Policy Counsel, GA Appleseed

Hosted by the Carter Center Human Rights Program
Thursday, July 28, 2022
12 p.m. ET

The Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (ICWA) is a federal law that governs jurisdiction over the removal of Native American children from their families in custody, foster care, and adoption cases. Join us for a roundtable conversation with Shaun Little Horn of the Lakota People's Law Project, who will discuss the importance of the Indian Child Welfare Act to Indigenous families and its relationship to Native American sovereignty. The conversation will detail actions you can take to ensure ICWA isn’t overturned by the Supreme Court this Fall.

Hosted by The Forum on Human Rights
June 23, 2022
12 p.m. ET

Join our roundtable discussion to learn how we can "live beyond" social trends such as hanging a Black Lives Matter sign in our yards or homes. What are people and communities currently doing to fight and advocate for Black lives?

Guests include:

  • Kristian Jones, PhD, University of Washington School of Social Work
  • Lorrie King, MPH, Emory University MDP program, Director of Special Projects, Romero Institute and Lakota People's Law Project
  • Joshua Griffin, ؾ, moderator

Hosted by The Forum on Human Rights
June 2, 2022, 10 a.m. ET

Join us and Every Woman Treaty on Thursday, June 2, at 10 a.m. ET US (UTC -4) for a live discussion about environmental disaster and its catastrophic consequences for women and girls.

Guests include:

  • Simi Kamal (Pakistan), Chairperson, Hisaar Foundation
  • Lipi Rahman (Bangladesh), Executive Director and Cofounder, Badabon Sangho
  • Amanda Arroyo-Cabezas (Costa Rica), Program Manager, Nosotras Women Connecting

For many women, climate change can be a direct cause of violence. The United Nations Development Program points out that in periods of prolonged drought, for example, women and girls make more frequent and longer journeys to obtain food or water, making them vulnerable to sexual assault.

Due to displacement, resource scarcity, food insecurity, and disruption of survivor services, the impact of climate change and environmental degradation exacerbates the risk of violence against women. Panelists at this webinar will discuss the consequences of climate change for violence against women and girls, and outline strategies and solutions.

Rosalynn Carter Georgia Mental Health Forum

May 18-19, 2022

CarterMental 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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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.

Restoring Confidence in American Elections

Hosted by Carterand 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, Carterand 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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Hosted by Carterand 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 Carterand 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.

100% Democracy: The Case for Universal Voting

Hosted by Carterand 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.

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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 .

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

The first in a collaborative series with the 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.

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 ؾ, 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.

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, Carter(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.

Hosted by ؾ
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 Carterand 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, ؾ
  • Ms. Sarah Yerian, Sr Associate Director, Guinea Worm Eradication Program, ؾ

Moderator:

  • Dr. Kashef Ijaz, Vice President, Health Programs, ؾ

Hosted by ؾ
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, ؾ
  • Ms. Kari Cobham, Journalist and Sr. Associate Director, The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism & Media, ؾ

Moderator:

  • Mr. Jimmie Briggs, Principal, Skoll Foundation

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, Carter(moderator)

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.

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.

Palestinian Civil Society Under Threat

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

Carterand 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, Carter(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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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.

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.

Register

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.

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, ؾ, moderator; Josh Griffin, ؾ, 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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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, ؾ, moderator.

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, ؾ, moderator.

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 |
Option Two:
Monday, Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. EDT |

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

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 »

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 »

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, Carterand 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.

Co-hosted by Carterand 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

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 Carteris a gold sponsor of the event.

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The Jimmy Carter Carterand 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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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.

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.


Hosted by ؾ
June 21-26, 2021

ؾ’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.


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.


2021 Carter Center Weekend Online Broadcast Show

Hosted by ؾ
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 Carterand 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 ؾ, 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 (ؾ), Shanti Das (advocate and founder of nonprofit Silence the Shame), and Dr. Rochelle Walensky (CDC). 

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Hosted by the World Affairs Council of Atlanta, CARE USA, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and ؾ
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


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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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.?


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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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.


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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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.


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 ؾ; 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.


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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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 , 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, ؾ; Douglas Otieno, executive director, TINADA Youth Organization; Valentina Iemmi, health policy fellow, London School of Economics.


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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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 ؾ; 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.


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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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. 



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.



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?



Hosted by Carterand 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



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.



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.


Inform Women, Transform Lives Campaign: Connecting Women to Municipal Services
Rule of Law Program
March 17: 10 a.m. EDT
Carterwill 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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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.



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?



World Affairs Council of Atlanta
Feb. 18: 2021, 12 p.m. EST
Guest Speaker: Paige Alexander, CEO, ؾ
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. 



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.


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, ؾ; David Carroll, PhD, Director, Democracy Program, ؾ; 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 Cartercelebrates 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 CarterCelebrate 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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Jan. 3: 9 p.m. ET/PT

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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:
Wednesday, Jan. 6:
Monday, Jan. 4:
Thursday, Dec. 17: 
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Thursday, Nov. 12: 
Tuesday, Nov. 10: 
Friday, Oct. 30:
Thursday, Oct. 29:
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Tuesday, Oct. 27:
Monday, Oct. 26:

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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 ؾ; 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 ؾ
Oct. 29: 7-8 p.m. EDT
Watch the recording »


2020: A Mental Health Game-Changer
Plus: Patrick Kennedy & Jason Carter Honor Rosalynn Carter’s 50 years of Mental Health Leadership
Conversations at ؾ
Oct. 29: 12-1 p.m. EDT
Watch the recording »


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


The 2020 Election: Are You Prepared?
Conversations at ؾ
Oct. 8: 7 p.m. EDT
Watch the recording »


Risks To Human Rights And Credible Elections During An Online ‘Infodemic’
Forum on Human Rights
Oct. 7: 1 p.m. EDT


Building on the Success of ؾ
The World Affairs Council of Atlanta
Oct. 1: 12 p.m. EDT

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