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The Past, Present, and Future of U.S.-China Relations: A Bush China Foundation Conversation with President Jimmy Carter

This interview with President Carter was conducted in Spring 2020 and originally published in the Bush China Foundation’s 2019/2020 Annual Report.

George H. W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations President and CEO David Firestein:

Mr. President, thank you so much for taking the time to share your perspective on the U.S.-China relationship. Before getting into the questions, let me take …

Peace and Health Go Hand in Hand. We Must Pursue Both.

 

This blog post is co-authored by Dr. Kashef Ijaz, vice president, Carter Center health programs, and Barbara J. Smith, vice president, Carter Center peace programs.

 

Back in the turbulent 1960s, there was a popular poster — today it would be a meme on social media — that said, “War is not healthy for children and other living things.”…

From the CEO | Coronavirus Can’t Compete With the Carter Center’s Commitment

When new CEO Paige Alexander first saw the cafeteria in the Carter Center’s Atlanta office, paper shamrocks and pots of gold adorned the walls to mark St. Patrick’s Day. Only it wasn’t March. It was June 2020.

Inform Women, Transform Lives Q&A with Laura Neuman

Laura Neuman, director of the Carter Center’s Rule of Law Program and leader of the team that developed the Inform Women, Transform Lives campaign, discusses what it’s all about and why it matters.

Q: Can you tell us, in a nutshell, what you’re trying to do with this campaign?

Sure. Ultimately, what we’re trying to do is start a global …

Youth Key in Sudan’s Shift to Democracy

This is an exciting time in Sudan. After 30 years, a period marked by civil war in Darfur and other areas of the country, Omar al-Bashir was forced from power in a rev-olution led largely by young women and men. Now Sudan is working out a new identity as it transitions to peace and democracy, and young people can lead the way.

From the CEO | Center Makes Most of New Normal

I don’t need to tell you what a strange and challenging year 2020 has been.

A pandemic has forced us to avoid close human interactions, but The Carter Center has been fortunate and is taking advantage of the opportunities that technology brings to keep moving forward with our mission to wage peace, fight disease, and build hope.

Q&A: David Carroll, Director of the Democracy Program at The Carter Center

Engaging in the U.S. is more complicated than in other countries because we don’t have a centralized election administration – we have a patchwork of about 10,000 jurisdictions across 50 states. (That, by the way, is one of several areas in which the U.S. falls short of international election standards.)

Center Aims to Mitigate Possible Election Violence in Some Communities

The Carter Center is partnering with Cure Violence Global and Princeton University’s Bridging Divides Initiative on a project to mitigate violence that could erupt in some U.S. communities in the days before and after the November election.

The initiative will use data to determine communities at higher risk for election violence and then work with grassroots organizations in those areas …

From the CEO | Staying Positive, Building Hope

Ambassador (ret.) Mary Ann Peters is the CEO of The Carter Center.

At this time of great challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, I have been deeply moved by the commitment of our Carter Center staff to our mission to help the world’s poorest people. Indeed, our aim to wage peace, fight disease, and build hope has never been more …

Courtyard Meetings Help with Benefits

Laura Neuman is director of the Carter Center’s Rule of Law Program.

Selima Begum, 28, is the mother of a 7-year-old boy with cerebral palsy. They live in Tuker Bazar Union, Sylhet Division, Bangladesh. Since her divorce, Begum has struggled to provide necessary medical care for her son, at times having to forgo routine medical treatments because of a lack …

From the CEO | Innovation Embedded in Center’s Activities

Ambassador (ret.) Mary Ann Peters is the CEO of The Carter Center.

In 1982, President and Mrs. Carter created a new kind of post-presidential institution, not a think tank, but an organization acting to alleviate suffering and advance human rights for the world’s poorest people. Ever since, innovation has been part of the Center’s DNA.

From the beginning, the Center …

Standing Strong Against Attacks on Human Rights (Oct. 16, 2019) | Webcast Archive

In many parts of the world, repression is on the rise and freedom on the decline. But brave human rights defenders continue to fight for equality and fair treatment for all. Hear what participants in our Human Rights Defenders Forum have to say about the state of human rights across the globe. Learn what they’re doing to protect and promote …

Four Years After Peace Accord, What Has Really Changed?

The Carter Center’s John Goodman, associate director in the Conflict Resolution Program, spoke recently to Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque in Bamako, Mali, about ongoing violence and instability in Mali and how the people there have seen few, if any, dividends from the peace agreement signed four years ago.

The Carter Center is serving as the Independent Observer of the 2015 …

From the CEO | Communication Cultivates Grassroots Impact

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

The Carter Center operates dozens of initiatives addressing a range of challenging peace and health issues. Some of them seek to end human rights abuses and promote sustainable peace, while others help improve the health of at-risk people in remote places.

What all these projects have …

Q&A: ISIS Down, But Not Out, in Syria

Just a few years ago, ISIS controlled giant swaths of Syria – its combined lands totaled more than 34,000 square miles, just a little less than you’ll find in the state of Indiana.

Today, it has lost all that territory.

But that doesn’t mean it is no longer a threat to the people of Syria. Individuals and groups with ties …