Carter to speak on spreading democracy

Emory Report | April 12, 2013

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter will give a talk on "The Expansion of Democracy," Thursday, April 18 at 2:30p.m. in Winship Ballroom, Dobbs University Center (DUC).  

Carter's talk, sponsored by Emory's Institute for Developing Nations (IDN), will reflect on the work of The Carter Center's Democracy Program and the current state of democracy in the world.  IDN, a partnership between Emory University and The Carter Center, develops programs that link The Carter Center's work to scholarship and academic programs at Emory.   

"This opportunity to hear President Carter speak about the expansion of democracy is timely," says Sita Ranchod-Nilsson, director of the Institute for Developing Nations. "With many countries in the world undergoing transition and change, the work of The Carter Center in these changing regions is important and necessary for advancing peace, human rights and democracy."  

Carter is also Emory University Distinguished Professor.  

The event is geared to Emory students and the Emory community, but all are welcome. Space is limited. To reserve your seat, contact Stephanie Stawicki or 404-727-6951.