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September 20, 2004
Conversations start with sold-out Sept. 21 event
Again in 2004–05, the Carter Center will host an informative and innovative series of public evening discussions, “Conversations at the Carter Center.”
This season’s schedule is designed to increase awareness of national and global issues. A distinguished panel of Carter Center experts and special guests will make presentations, followed by question-and-answer periods with the audience.
Here is the lineup for 2004–05:
A Conversation with President and Mrs. Carter
Tuesday, Sept. 21, 7–8:30 p.m.
Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, will brief the audience on Carter Center projects around the world in disease eradication, conflict resolution, democracy building and mental health promotion. They look forward to questions as well too. Carter Center Executive Director John Hardman will moderate.
(Note: The Sept. 21 event is now sold out and the waiting list is full. We thank you for your interest and encourage you to make reservations for the three remaining Conversations events.)
Latin America in Crisis
Wednesday, Nov. 17, 7–8:30 p.m.
The center’s Americas Program has monitored the unraveling of several democracies in the region due to economic uncertainty and social unrest. In some cases, violence and civil society coups have ensued. Why is this happening? What can be done to shore up these shaky democracies and stabilize relations with our neighbors south of the border? The discussion will cover recent volatility in Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Haiti.
The State of World Conflict
Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, 7–8:30 p.m.
At any given time, there are about 115 ongoing political conflicts in the world. Roughly 30 are major wars. Is resolving conflicts today more difficult than in the past? How has the war on terror changed our perspectives on conflict? What special roles can nongovernmental organizations and individuals play in preventing and resolving conflicts? The center’s Conflict Resolution Program will lead a discussion on the challenges to conflict resolution today and how to build sustainable peace for future generations.
Children’s Mental Health: Navigating the System
Thursday, April 14, 2005, 7–8:30 p.m.
Children are often the first to suffer when public health systems cut budgets. The center’s Mental Health Program leads a discussion about the well-being of children in light of recommendations from the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health. A panel representing children, families and policy-makers will offer personal experiences on navigating the children's mental health system and provide insight into systems of care that emphasize treatment of and recovery from mental illnesses.
All Conversations will be webcast live at www.cartercenter.org. To order tickets (limit five per group), call 404-420-3804.
Jon Moor is associate director for public information at the Carter Center.