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Carter Center Podcast | Jimmy Carter Gets Candid About China

In Feburary 2018, President Carter got candid about China in a guest lecture at Emory University. President Carter discussed factors that led to his decision to normalize U.S. relations with China in 1979. He also talks about a dinner conversation with President Deng Xiaoping that likely led to a surge of Christianity in China, now one of the world’s leading …

Partnership Has Had Trachoma on the Run for 20 Years

Hard work for a good cause can be its own reward. It’s even better when you have results to show for it. In 2018 The Carter Center is marking 20 years of impact against trachoma, the world’s leading cause of preventable blindness.

Inform Women, Transform Lives

Access to information is a transformative human right.

Enshrined in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, access to information is foundational not just for the exercise of other rights, but also for economic empowerment and meaningful participation in public life.

And yet, a large portion of the world’s population is unable to enjoy this right. Carter Center …

Carter Center Initiative Striking Out Disease on Hispaniola

For these boys, freedom from a disfiguring disease means freedom to pursue their dreams on the diamond.

Angel Ciriaco and Rigoberto Bryan are best friends who live in San Pedro de Macoris, a province in the southeastern Dominican Republic. The two 16-year-olds like to talk about school, about girls, and most of all about baseball.

Baseball is a big deal …

Carter Center Word Search Challenge!

Play our puzzle! Find peace, health, and hope words in the Carter Center’s Word Search below.

A Carter Center Podcast | Behind-the-Scenes Look at Carter Center Election Observation

The Carter Center has observed more than 100 elections around the world. How do we decide where to go? What does an election observer do? Avery Davis-Roberts, who manages the Center’s Democratic Election Standards Project, explains.

Learn more about the Center’s Democracy Program >…

Center Staffer Lays His Life on the Line

Scientific or logistical challenges aren’t the only issues Carter Center personnel have to deal with while tracking down, treating, and preventing neglected tropical diseases in remote places. Cultural issues often play a role as well, and we have to handle them respectfully and sensitively.

For example, in many places, ponds and rivers are considered to be sacred dwelling places of …

From the CEO | Carter Center Provides Pounds of Prevention

Ambassador (ret.) Mary Ann Peters is the chief executive officer of The Carter Center.

We all know Benjamin Franklin’s proverb “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” It makes sense to try to keep a bad thing from happening rather than to try to fix the mess that results if you let the bad thing happen. This …

A Unique Collaboration

The Carter Center and Emory University celebrate an amazing 35-year partnership in 2017, a rare and productive union between a nongovernmental organization and a leading institution of higher education. Together, our reach has improved the lives of millions of the world’s poorest people through disease prevention, conflict resolution, and the strengthening of human rights and democracy.

DRC Human Rights House Mural Beckons Youth to Get Involved

Jason Kibiswa Bulambo, 34, is a technical trainer for the Youth Initiative project at the Carter Center’s Human Rights House (HRH) in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. He recently created a large mural at the HRH Kinshasa office.

The Human Rights House operates three neighborhood Youth Houses, or Maisons des Jeunes — two in Kinshasa and one in Goma …

Pathways to Peace: Prevention

Jordan Ryan is vice president, peace programs, at The Carter Center.

Over the course of six recent posts, I shared some of the approaches to waging peace that that The Carter Center and its founder, former President Jimmy Carter, have developed or learned over many years.

1. Gain perspective.

2. One size does not fit all.

3. Patience and persistence …

Center Works to Understand and Counter the Rise of Islamophobia

Hate crimes in the U.S. against Muslims or people who look as if they may be Muslim are at an all-time high. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, from 2015 to 2016 the number of anti-Muslim hate groups in the U.S. grew 197 percent and anti-Muslim hate crimes surged 67 percent. From January to July 2017, there were 63 …

A Carter Center Podcast | Andrea Petersen’s Journey through Anxiety

If you know someone who lives with anxiety, you won’t want to miss this podcast with Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellow Andrea Petersen. Petersen describes how she transformed “from a slightly silly sorority girl to a terrorized shut-in in just a few weeks’ time.”

Her medical odyssey and numerous ER visits finally led to an anxiety disorder diagnosis and …

Pathways to Peace: The Sixth Principle

Jordan Ryan is vice president, peace programs, at The Carter Center.

The Carter Center’s motto is “Waging Peace, Fighting Disease, Building Hope.” In these times, the task for peacemakers is urgent.

In this series of posts, I have been sharing some of the approaches to waging peace that that The Carter Center and its founder, former President Jimmy Carter, have …

Community’s Trust and Commitment Ensure Success

Dr. Dean G. Sienko, Vice President, Health Programs, The Carter Center

At The Carter Center, we never want anyone to be dependent on us. All of our programs are designed to solve problems, and to help our partners build their own capability, resiliency, and self-reliance. We believe in meaningful partnerships, not only with donors and governments but also—and most importantly—with …