Join us for “Conversations at The Carter Center,”
an annual series of evening programs designed to increase public
awareness of issues of national and global importance. Each of the
four remaining 2002–03 programs will feature remarks by distinguished
experts, special guests and Carter Center staff, followed by a question-and-answer
of Health” Tuesday, Oct. 22, 7–8:30 p.m.
Your environment can dictate your health. Take a fascinating visual
trip with award-winning National Geographic photojournalist
Karen Kasmauski as she explores the evolution of some of the world’s
diseases. It’s a compelling illustration of the ill effects
one’s surroundings can have on life. Carter Center health
experts Donald Hopkins and James Zingeser provide the clinical background
to make this an evening of important information for all who attend.
Wake of September 11th” Tuesday, Nov. 5, 7–8:30 p.m.
Etched forever on our minds are the images of the Sept. 11 attacks
in New York and Washington. But how do some of us cope with the
mental aftereffects of such a potentially staggering trauma? Former
first lady Rosalynn Carter leads a blue-ribbon panel in search of
answers. The Carter Center’s new Mental Health Program director,
Thomas Bornemann, will moderate. Julie Gerberding, newly appointed
director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will
join former New York Health Commissioner Neal Cohen, who was in
Manhattan at the time of the attacks. Robert Ursano, an expert in
the psychological effects of crisis and disaster who was involved
in the recuperative efforts at the Pentagon, also will provide insight.
Human Rights?” Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, 7–8:30 p.m.
President Jimmy Carter put human rights on the U.S. foreign policy
map during his administration, and human rights principles have
guided the Carter Center during its first 20 years. The field of
human rights is undergoing profound changes, with the appointment
of a new United Nations high commissioner for human rights and the
International Criminal Court beginning its landmark work in 2003.
Join Carter Center expert Ashley Barr and her guests as they explore
this evolving frontier.
Politics in the Western Hemisphere” Wednesday, March 19, 2003,
The region’s democracies face a crisis of confidence. In response,
the Carter Center is bringing together top government officials
and leaders within the hemisphere to discuss the problem. They will
address how parties and campaigns can be financed in ways that are
honest contributions to the public good. Shelly McConnell, associate
director of the Carter Center’s Americas program, will moderate.
Tickets to each “Conversations” event are free, but
reservations are needed. Please reserve space by calling 404-420-3804.
Tickets not claimed by 6:50 p.m. will be released.