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Upcoming Virtual Events

Center-sponsored virtual events bring you up close and personal with experts, policymakers, and other special guests to discuss the issues that shape your world.


Social Justice through the Arts: A Conversation with Joseph Guay

Hosted by the Carter Center’s Forum On Human Rights
May 20: 1 p.m. EDT

Join us for a live roundtable conversation with artist Joseph Guay. This event is the second in the Forum’s series on the role of art in amplifying social justice activism. Guay will discuss his views on the intersection of art and social change through the lens of his works addressing racist violence, immigration, and school shootings. The conversation will be moderated by Human Rights Programs Graduate Assistant Joshua Griffin. Details to follow.

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25th Rosalynn Carter Georgia Mental Health Forum

Hosted by the Carter Center's Mental Health Program
May 20: 1-3:30 p.m. EDT
May 21: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. EDT

The Rosalynn Carter Georgia Mental Health Forum, established in 1995, is held each May to address a timely mental health policy issue facing the state. Service providers, policymakers, advocates, and consumers from across Georgia are invited to participate in open discussions on diverse topics. Check back soon for more details.

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2021 Carter Center Weekend Online Auction and Broadcast Show

Hosted by The Carter Center
June 21-26, 2021

The Carter Center’s marquee annual fundraiser will be virtual for the second year in a row, giving everyone the opportunity to gather online for a celebration that will include special messages from President and Mrs. Carter, up-close-and-personal looks at some of the Center’s programs, and the chance to bid on priceless artwork and memorabilia.

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The Carter-Baker Commission: Voter Registration and Voter ID

Hosted by the Carter Center’s Democracy Program and Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy
May 5, 2021: 12:30 p.m. EDT

A look at ways states with voter ID laws can ensure that those laws don’t inhibit eligible voters from participating in elections. “Voter Registration and Voter ID” is the third in a series of panel discussions looking at electoral processes through the lens of the 2005 Carter-Baker Commission on Federal Election Reform.

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State of Mental Health: Financing (led by the Global Mental Health Action Network)

Hosted by United for Global Mental Health, The Lancet Psychiatry, MHPSS.net, and Mental Health Innovation Network
May 4, 2021: 8-8:45 a.m. EDT (14:00-14:45 GMT)

This event, part of the #MHForAll webinar series, unpacks relevant topics in mental health with diverse, global mental health organizations. Speakers include Raj Mariwala, chair Mariwala Health Initiative; Dan Chisholm, health economist, World Health Organization; Benedict Dossen, Liberia Mental Health Program lead, The Carter Center; Douglas Otieno, executive director, TINADA Youth Organization; Valentina Iemmi, health policy fellow, London School of Economics.

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The Carter-Baker Commission: 16 Years Later: "Voting by Mail"

Hosted by the Carter Center’s Democracy Program and Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy
April 28: 12:30 p.m. EDT

Record numbers of voters cast absentee ballots in 2020. While mail-in voting significantly expands voter access, some are concerned about the security of the absentee process. A look at the pros and cons of voting by mail, safeguards already in place, and additional ways to enhance the security of mail-in voting. "Voting by Mail" is the second in a series of five virtual panel discussions using the recommendations of the bipartisan 2005 Carter-Baker Commission on Federal Election Reform as a framework to talk about current electoral issues.

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Decolonizing Global Health Series | Session 5: "Disrupting and Rebuilding Global Healthcare Systems"

Hosted by the Emory Global Health Institute, in partnership with the Atlanta Global Studies Center and the Emory Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives
April 20: 10:30 a.m. EDT

The fifth session, "Disrupting and Rebuilding Global Healthcare Systems," will feature Kelly Callahan, director, Trachoma Control Program at The Carter Center; Dr. Eugene Richardson., Assistant Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard University; and Dr. Osama Tanous, Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow, Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson, Director of Operations and Outreach, College of Arts & Sciences at Georgia State University.

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The Carter-Baker Commission, 16 Years Later: Election Integrity and Ballot Access

Hosted by the Carter Center’s Democracy Program in conjunction with Rice University’s Baker Institute.
April 7: 12:30 p.m. EDT

The first in a series of five panel discussions looking at key recommendations made in the 2005 Carter-Baker Commission on Federal Election Reform and how they relate to emerging U.S. electoral reform issues. "Election Integrity and Ballot Access" will focus on ways to make elections secure while also making them easily accessible to as many eligible voters as possible.

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Can Democracy Advance in Challenging Times?

Hosted by Perry World House’s weekly virtual The World Today
April 6: 12–1 p.m. EDT

Democracies across the globe are under pressure internally and externally. Internally, they face protests, scandals, voting controversies, and even insurrection. Externally, meanwhile, democracies are contending with challenges posed by authoritarian regimes, which have sought to outcompete democratic states and outmaneuver the liberal international order.

Join Perry World House and the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy for a high-level panel discussion on these issues with some of the world’s top experts on democracies, featuring Paige Alexander, CEO of the Carter Center; Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; Annika Silva-Leander, Head of Democracy Assessment at International IDEA; and Ambassador Henri-Paul Normandin, Perry World House Visiting Fellow. 

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Inform Women, Transform Lives Q&A Series
Rule of Law Program
March 25: 1 p.m. EDT
Thursdays during Women’s History Month, we’re premiering conversations between Carter Center CEO Paige Alexander and female city leaders taking part in our inaugural Inform Women, Transform Lives campaign. On March 25, Alexander talks to Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu about her city's plans to inform women and transform lives.

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Election Bites: Redistricting 2021
Democracy Program
March 24: 1 p.m. EDT
Panelist: Kevin Johnson, Carter Center U.S. Election Expert Study Team
With the 2020 census complete, it will soon be time for states to redraw congressional and state legislative districts. How does this process work—and how should it work?

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A Virtual Town Hall on Access to Behavioral Health Care in Georgia
Hosted by The Carter Center and the Georgia Parity Collaborative
March 23: 5 p.m. EDT
Join Carter Center CEO Paige Alexander and guests including: members of the Georgia Parity Collaborative, representatives of Georgia’s Behavioral Health Reform and Innovation Commission, and key Georgia state legislators.
Share our new Georgia policy guide: How State Leaders Can Improve Access to Behavioral Health Care

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Inform Women, Transform Lives Q&A Series
Rule of Law Program
March 18: 1 p.m. EDT
Thursdays during Women’s History Month, we’re premiering conversations between Carter Center CEO Paige Alexander and female city leaders taking part in our inaugural Inform Women, Transform Lives campaign. This Thursday, Alexander talks to Rosy Senanayake, mayor of Colombo, Sri Lanka, about her city’s plans to make public transport safer for women in her city.

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Covid-19's Impact on Elections and Participatory Rights
Human Rights Program, Democracy Program
March 18: 9 a.m. EDT
Moderated by Barbara Smith, VP Peace Programs
Join our Roundtable discussion to hear about lessons learned during observation of electoral processes carried out during the pandemic in Bolivia, Myanmar, Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, and Zambia.

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Inform Women, Transform Lives Campaign: Connecting Women to Municipal Services
Rule of Law Program
March 17: 10 a.m. EDT
The Carter Center will convene a panel of participating city leaders and development practitioners to discuss women's municipal service needs and the transformational power that the right of access to information can have for women, their families, and the wider community.

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Inform Women, Transform Lives: Meet Chicago City Clerk Anna Valencia
Rule of Law Program
March 11: 2021, 1 p.m. EST
Thursdays during Women’s History Month, we’re premiering conversations between Carter Center CEO Paige Alexander and female city leaders taking part in our inaugural Inform Women, Transform Lives campaign. This Thursday, Alexander talks to Chicago City Clerk Anna Valencia about how her City Key program can benefit women.

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Election Bites: Election Reform
Democracy Program
Feb. 23: 2021, 1 p.m. EST
Panelist: Lia Merivaki, Carter Center U.S. Election Expert Study Team
Now that the 2020 cycle is over, everyone is talking about improving future elections. But improvement is in the eye of the beholder. Can we find a happy medium between making it easier to vote and holding secure elections? Can't integrity and access go hand in hand?

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The Power of Pioneering Women
World Affairs Council of Atlanta
Feb. 18: 2021, 12 p.m. EST
Guest Speaker: Paige Alexander, CEO, The Carter Center
The #LeadHERship Series created by Fernanda Luchine, executive director, World Affairs Council of Atlanta, brings together leading voices to discuss experiences and to inspire both women and men to be agents for positive change toward a more gender equal world. 

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Election Bites: Election Reflection
Democracy Program
Feb. 16: 2021, 1 p.m. EST
Panelist: Larry Garber, Carter Center U.S. Election Expert Study Team
The 2020 races are finally in the rearview mirror. Time to take a few minutes to look at what went well, what pandemic innovations we might want to keep, and what needs improvement.

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The Future of Democracy Now
The Atlanta Press Club
Feb. 10: 2021, 11 a.m. EST
Panelists: Alan Abramowitz, PhD, the Alben W. Barkley Professor of Political Science, Emory University; Paige Alexander, CEO, The Carter Center; David Carroll, PhD, Director, Democracy Program, The Carter Center; Andra Gillespie, PhD, Director, James Weldon Johnson Institute for Race and Difference, Emory University.
Join us for a discussion about the lessons of 2020 and a forecast for what's next.

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The Power of Partnership: Defeating Onchocerciasis
The Task Force for Global Health
Feb. 1: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. EST
Featuring Carter Center experts Dr. Don Hopkins, special advisor for the Guinea Worm Eradication Program; Dr. Frank Richards, senior advisor, River Blindness, Lymphatic Filariasis and Schistosomiasis Programs; and Dr. Mauricio Sauerbrey, director of the Onchocerciasis Elimination Program for the Americas (OEPA).
Carter Center experts will contribute reflections on the power of partnership in eliminating river blindness during an online public forum hosted by the Atlanta-based Task Force for Global Health.

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Join Us for Neglected Tropical Diseases Week
Jan. 26-31, 2021
Please join us as The Carter Center celebrates 35 years of pioneering work in eradicating and eliminating neglected tropical diseases. NTDs are a group of parasitic and bacterial illnesses that have devastating health, social, and economic impact on more than 1 billion of the world’s most vulnerable people.

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UAE and The Carter Center Celebrate 30 Years of Partnership
Jan. 27: 9-10 a.m. EST
Participants: Carter Center Board Chair Jason Carter, UAE Ambassador to the US Yousef Al Otaiba, Carter Center CEO Paige Alexander, GLIDE CEO Simon Bland
For 30 years the UAE-Carter Center partnership has made measurable impact to improve lives and has expanded to eliminate additional neglected tropical disease (NTD) that affect the world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities. Hear reflections on the power of partnership and the critical role it plays in accelerating progress to beat NTDs.

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Election Bites: U.S. Election 2020
Democracy Program
Grab your lunch and enjoy some Election Bites, our short conversation series on key U.S. elction issues that streamed on Facebook live.

Friday, Jan. 15: Digital Divides
Wednesday, Jan. 6: Validating the Election
Monday, Jan. 4: Once More to the Polls
Thursday, Dec. 17: A Toxic Brew
Monday, Dec. 14: Electoral College Reform
Monday, Dec. 7: Can Dead Cats Vote?
Thursday, Dec. 3: The Final Countdown
Wednesday, Dec. 2: Secret Ballots
Thursday, Nov. 12: Get Informed
Tuesday, Nov. 10: Recounts & Audits
Friday, Oct. 30: How Community Leaders Can Support Peaceful Elections
Thursday, Oct. 29: Preventing Fraud & Safeguarding Ballots
Wednesday, Oct. 28: What to Expect Election Night – and Beyond
Tuesday, Oct. 27: An International Observer Looks at U.S. Elections
Monday, Oct. 26: Election Observers & Voter Intimidation

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Positive and Peaceful Elections
Panelists: Brad Raffensperger, Ga. Secretary of State; Dr. Bernice A. King, CEO of The King Center; Paige Alexander, CEO of The Carter Center; Georgia General Assembly Rep. Karen Bennett, chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus, 2019-20; George T. French Jr. , president of Clark Atlanta University; moderated by Monica Kaufman Pearson, WSB-TV Retired Main Anchor and Reporter.
Conversations at The Carter Center
Oct. 29: 7-8 p.m. EDT
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2020: A Mental Health Game-Changer
Plus: Patrick Kennedy & Jason Carter Honor Rosalynn Carter’s 50 years of Mental Health Leadership
Conversations at The Carter Center
Oct. 29: 12-1 p.m. EDT
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Mental Health & COVID 19: Advancing Integrated Responses Globally
Mental Health Program
Oct. 22: 8-9:30 a.m. EDT
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Speaking Out in the South: Securing Our Right to Vote
ADL Southeast
Oct. 9: 12-1:15 p.m. EDT
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The 2020 Election: Are You Prepared?
Conversations at The Carter Center
Oct. 8: 7 p.m. EDT
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Risks To Human Rights And Credible Elections During An Online ‘Infodemic’
Forum on Human Rights
Oct. 7: 1 p.m. EDT
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Building on the Success of The Carter Center
The World Affairs Council of Atlanta
Oct. 1: 12 p.m. EDT
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