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Jason Carter to discuss Carter Center at Atlanta Press Club

Emory Report | Nov. 23, 2015

Jason Carter, the new chair of The Carter Center's board of trustees, will speak at the Atlanta Press Club luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 2.

Carter is the grandson of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, who serves as University Distinguished Professor at Emory. The Carter Center is an affiliate of Emory independently governed by a board of trustees that includes six Emory trustees and Emory President James Wagner. Its programs focus on advancing human rights, preventing and resolving conflict, enhancing freedom and democracy, and improving health worldwide.

Jason Carter, who was the 2014 Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia, became chair of The Carter Center board of trustees this month after serving on the board since 2009, including chairing its strategic planning process. According to the Atlanta Press Club, at the luncheon he will discuss "the Center's global mission, present activities and how it is prepared to continue the legacy and vision of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter to bring hope to the world's poorest people."

The luncheon will take place at The Commerce Club, located on the 49th floor of 191 Peachtree St., Atlanta, Georgia, 30303. The event begins with registration at 11:30 a.m., followed by the meal at noon and Carter's remarks at 12:25 p.m.

The luncheon is open to the public. General admission tickets are $30 for Atlanta Press Club members and $40 for non-members; full tables and additional sponsorships are available.