President Jimmy Carter smiles and talks with his hands to a class of eager students.
Five young students sit next to each other, smiling as they listen to President Carter.
Two young students think deeply as they listen to President Carter speak.
A few dozen students fill the room to listen to former U.S. President Carter.
President Jimmy Carter smiles and talks with his hands to a class of eager students.
A young, female-presenting student stands up and speaks into a microphone while participating in the discussion.
A young, male-presenting student stands up and speaks into a microphone while participating in the discussion.
President Carter, seated next to history professor Tehila Sasson, responds to students.
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Photos: President Carter on campus

Nov. 14, 2017

Students in Tehila Sasson's course "Origins of Human Rights" had a special guest speaker last week: former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.

Led by Sasson, assistant professor of history, the course seeks to analyze how the evolution of human rights became part of the contemporary framework of politics, law and culture. It is cross-listed in the departments of history, anthropology, African American studies, African studies and interdisciplinary studies in Emory College.

Carter's administration was a pivotal moment for the international history of human rights, and in his Nov. 9 visit, he spoke with students about foreign policy, civil rights, decolonization and the Cold War, Sasson notes.

As University Distinguished Professor at Emory, Carter regularly visits campus to share his insights on topics including history, political science, international relations, global health advocacy and more.