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August 27, 2001

Full schedule of 'Conversations' for year

Emily Howard is communications coordinator for health programs at the Carter Center.



Each year, the Carter Center hosts a series of evening programs called “Conversations at The Carter Center” to increase awareness of national and global issues. The discussions feature remarks by distinguished experts, special guests and center staff, and they provide a question-and-answer period for the audience to engage the issues.

The 2001–02 series includes five exciting programs highlighting topical issues in peace and health. This year’s slate includes:

•A Conversation with President and Mrs. Carter. Sept. 11, 7–8:30 p.m., Ivan Allen III Pavilion
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, kick off this year’s series with their own town hall-style meeting. They share stories about their lives since leaving the White House and about the Carter Center’s latest work to fight disease, resolve conflicts and strengthen democracy worldwide. Hear from two people who strive to make the world better. They’ll answer your questions, too.

•“Stories from the Frontlines: Media’s Role in Covering Africa” Oct. 24, Ivan Allen III Pavilion
Award-winning CNN anchor and correspondent Jim Clancy discusses challenges the media face in covering Africa responsibly. CNN anchor Tumi Makgabo of South Africa and producer Bill Burke of Liberia join Clancy to share compelling personal anecdotes and discuss their approaches to issues on the continent. The program includes clips of recent coverage from the CNN International weekly program “Inside Africa” and a preview segment of a documentary on child soldiers from Sierra Leone by award-winning filmmaker Sorious Samura.

•“Disease Eradication: Lessons Learned and Future Prospects” Jan. 31, 2002, Cyprus Room
Expert panelists from Emory, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Carter Center discuss lessons learned from the successful effort to eradicate smallpox and the hope those lessons offer for the effort to wipe out other diseases such as polio, measles, Guinea worm and river blindness. The program also explores the implications of disease eradication for improving the quality of life in the world’s poorest nations.

•“Are We Really Attacking Poverty: Global Effort to Eradicate Poverty” Feb. 20, 2002, Ivan Allen III Pavilion Poverty in all its forms is the greatest challenge the international community faces today and the greatest moral problem of our time. Join a panel of experts who will discuss actions needed if we are to meet the goal set by international leaders to cut global poverty in half by 2015. The discussion includes a look at a new holistic, people-centered approach, emphasizing social equity and improved quality of life as essential to sustainable human development.

•“Suffering in Sudan: What Are the Prospects for Lasting Peace?” April 18, 2002, Cyprus Room An in-depth discussion will address the political and humanitarian challenges of building peace in Sudan and why it is critical to the rest of Africa and the world. The Carter Center has worked for more than a decade in Sudan and brokered a peace agreement between Sudan and Uganda in December 1999.

All “Conversations” are held from 7–8:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 each and $4 for Emory faculty and staff and can be reserved with a credit card by calling 404-420-3804. Students get in free with valid ID.


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