Long before I joined The Carter Center as its chief executive officer in August, I knew of its amazing work as an action-oriented nongovernmental organization improving the lives of people worldwide. It is a great honor to join this mission-driven group that pursues with such vigor and effectiveness the vision of President and Mrs. Carter for peace and global human rights.
The Carter Center Blog
December 1, 2014, 8:41 am
By Amb. (Ret.) Mary Ann Peters
November 24, 2014, 3:52 pm
By The Carter Center
When Tunisians took to the polls on Sunday, Nov. 23, to elect a president of their choice in a genuine democratic election, a Carter Center team of 85 were on hand to observe the election process and report on its fairness.
Democracy Takes Root in Tunisia
Learn more about the Center’s …
November 17, 2014, 2:05 pm
By The Carter Center
On Nov. 5, 2014, in partnership with The Elders, The Carter Center produced a live webcast of the Conversations event “Building a Lasting Peace: Where are the Women?”
This archive version of the webcast opens with a three-minute video about The Elders’ work around the world, followed by an introduction from Carter Center CEO, Ambassador (Ret.) Mary Ann Peters, who …
October 21, 2014, 6:32 pm
By Dr. John Stremlau
Dr. John Stremlau is vice president for peace programs at The Carter Center.
Last week, I was in Mozambique to observe the country’s fifth national election since the end of a bitter civil war that raged for 15 years following the country’s independence from Portugal in 1975.
The election was mostly peaceful and far more competitive, transparent, and inclusive than …
October 10, 2014, 8:12 am
By Amy Standen
Guest blogger Amy Standen, a reporter for KQED public radio in northern California and a 2013-2014 recipient of a Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism, produced a three-part series on schizophrenia and emerging treatments.
August 25, 2014, 3:07 pm
By Dr. Frank Richards
Dr. Frank Richards leads the Carter Center’s efforts to eliminate river blindness (also known as onchocerciasis), a parasitic disease transmitted by the bites of infected black flies. On Aug. 12, 2014, The Carter Center held a special ceremony in northern Uganda to celebrate the distribution of the 200 millionth Mectizan® drug treatment, used to eliminate river blindness, supported by The …
August 20, 2014, 2:55 pm
By Dr. John Hardman
John Hardman, M.D., will step down as president and CEO of The Carter Center in September, following two decades of service.
In September, I will step down as president and CEO of The Carter Center after more than 20 tremendously fulfilling years. I have been awed, inspired, and challenged by the way founders Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter have used their …
August 1, 2014, 12:26 pm
By Jay Beck
Jay Beck is retiring after 18 years as coordinator of Carter Center Weekend. He will continue to work at the Center in other capacities.
This year, we moved our annual Carter Weekend fundraiser from February to late June where we gathered amid the majestic mountains of Vail, Colorado, for a weekend of shared laughs and adventures, culminating in an auction …
July 7, 2014, 10:22 am
By Mulat Zerihun Lemu
I learned how great a need there was for eye services in my community during the 10 years I spent working for the Ethiopian government as an ophthalmic expert. Ethiopia has one of the highest rates of blindness in the world, and trachoma is a major cause of this disability in my country.
It is hard to ignore the groups …