October 30, 2000
Center to hold two more "conversations"
Nadara Wade is communications coordinator at the Carter Center.
The year 2000 has been an eventful one for the Carter Center. From monitoring
elections in Mozambique, Peru, Venezuela and Mexico, to mediating a peace
agreement between Sudan and Uganda, to participating in the first surgeon
generals report on mental health.
These are just some of the many activities highlighted by the centers
Conversations at The Carter Center, an annual series of four
programs that are open to the public. The remainder of this years
lineup is as follows:
and the Search for Reconciliation, Feb. 8, 2001, 78:30 p.m.
As part of Emorys Year of Reconciliation, the centers third
program, moderated by Steven Hochman, director of research at the Carter
Center, will feature Ben Hoffman, director of the conflict resolution
program, and Joseph Montville, director of the Center for Strategic and
International Studies preventive diplomacy program.
Has Depression Become
a New Epidemic? April 19, 2001, 78:30 p.m. The
stigma attached to mental illness is often the biggest obstacle to proper
treatment and diagnosis. Former first lady Rosalynn Carter, a long-time
advocate of mental health, and U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher have
rallied community mental health organizations nationwide to take action
on recommendations in the first-ever surgeon generals report on
The report, released last December, gave a thorough account of
the causes and prevalence of all forms of mental disorders, including
depression, and of the many effective treatments available, said
Greg Fricchione, director of the Carter Centers Mental Health Program.
Fricchione will moderate the discussion led by Rosalynn Carter; Douglas
Bremner of Yale University; and Mark Safran, chief medical officer for
diabetes translation at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
President Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter started this years Conversations
series off with a presentation that highlighted the centers recent
activities. Held Sept. 19, the event was sold out months in advance.
The second installation, Will Democracy Endure in Latin America?
on Oct 18, followed the end of a two-day conference, Challenges
to Democracy in Latin America, hosted by the Carter Centers
Latin American and Caribbean Program (LACP).
An international group of panelists discussed the quality of democracy
in Latin America. Jennifer McCoy, LACP director, was joined by Lloyd Erskine
Sandiford, former prime minister of Barbados; Leonel Fernandez Reyna,
former president of the Dominican Republic; and Rafael Roncagliolo, founding
member and secretary general of Transparencia in Peru.
Tickets to the remaining discussions are free to Emory staff, faculty
and students. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 404-420-3804.
General admission tickets are $6.