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Carter Center Staff Participate in France-Atlanta 2011 Event

The Carter Center is partnering with the Consulate General of France in Atlanta and the Georgia Institute of Technology as part of “France-Atlanta 2011,” a series of 15 events being held Oct. 26-Nov. 12, designed to strengthen ties in the fields of science, economics, culture, and humanitarian work.

Nicole Kruse speaks to students at Summerour Middle School on Oct. 28.
Nicole Kruse talks to students at Summerour Middle School in Norcross, Ga., on Oct. 28.

Center staff will speak to Atlanta-area high schools about the global peace and health efforts of The Carter Center, particularly in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean.  They include Nicole Kruse, chief  development officer (health), Office of Institutional Development; Chansi Powell, program associate, Democracy Program; Hrair Balian, director, Conflict Resolution Program; Shandal Sullivan, executive administrative assistant to Dr. Don Hopkins, Health Programs; Colette Le Jeune, program assistant (peace), Office of Institutional Development;  Erin Crysler, program associate, Human Rights Program;  and Samantha Young, intern, Liberia Mental Health Project.

Chansi Powell briefs Stone Mountain High School students on the Carter Center's global initiatives.
Chansi Powell briefs the Model United Nations AIS Club at Atlanta International School on the Carter Center’s global initiatives Nov. 1.

The goal of the conference, under the theme “France Atlanta:  Together Towards Innovation,” is to further strengthen the ties between France and the Southeast United States.  The Ambassador of France to the United States, Mr. Francois Delattre; Georgia Governor Nathan Deal; and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed have endorsed the event.

Samantha Young discusses the Center's Liberia mental health program with students at North Atlanta High School on Nov. 1.
Samantha Young discusses the Center’s Liberia mental health project with students at North Atlanta High School on Nov. 1.

The 2011 program includes four scientific symposia, two economic workshops, five cultural events, and two humanitarian events, including the Carter Center component.

For more information about “France-Atlanta 2011,” visit the website:  www.france-atlanta.org.

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