U.S. president, peacemaker, and Emory faculty member
Carter has won the Nobel
Peace Prize for his decades of untiring effort to
find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance
democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social
twenty years, Carter has played a part at Emory as a University
Distinguished Professor and through the Carter
Presidential Center, created in partnership with the University.
The Nobel Committee cited Carters humanitarian work with
the Center in its announcement of the prize.
everywhere share the same dream of a caring international community
that prevents war and oppression, Carter said.I
hope this award reflects a universal acceptance and even embrace
of this broad-based concept of human rights.
Nobel news was met with warm congratulations by members of the
Emory community. In September, Carter spoke at a town hall meeting
at the University, where he criticized the current Bush administration
for its threats of force against Iraq.
behalf of everyone at Emory, where President Carter has served
for many years as a member of the faculty, we are immensely
proud that the Nobel Peace Prize has gone to this messenger
and apostle of peace and understanding, said President
William M. Chace.
information is forthcoming in the Winter 2003 issue of Emory