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Jimmy Carter
Former President of the United States, Nobel Peace Laureate and veteran peace negotiator; dedicated to advancing peace, democracy and health worldwide.

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Jimmy Carter


Former US President


"We kept our country at peace. We never went to war. We never dropped a bomb. We never fired a bullet. But still we achieved our international goals."


JIMMY CARTER


Nobel Peace Laureate


"War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children."


JIMMY CARTER


Advocate for Middle East peace


"Peace deals were possible in 1978 and 1993. They still are today, but time is running out and hard decisions need to be made very soon."


JIMMY CARTER


Former US President


"We kept our country at peace. We never went to war. We never dropped a bomb. We never fired a bullet. But still we achieved our international goals."


JIMMY CARTER


Nobel Peace Laureate


"War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children."


JIMMY CARTER


Advocate for Middle East peace


"Peace deals were possible in 1978 and 1993. They still are today, but time is running out and hard decisions need to be made very soon."


JIMMY CARTER


Jimmy Carter


Former President of the United States, Elder Emeritus, Nobel Peace Laureate and veteran peace negotiator; dedicated to advancing peace, democracy and health worldwide.  1977-1981 39th President of the United States of America  1982 Founder of The Carter Center  2002 Nobel Peace Laureate  2007-2016 Founding member of The Elders  1975-2018 Author of 32 books  

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Jimmy Carter


Work with The Elders

A forthright and principled advocate for human rights and democracy, President Carter was a founding member of The Elders in 2007. In 2016, he stepped down from his front-line role as a member of The Elders. Praised by then-Chair Kofi Annan for bringing "the gravitas of his Presidential office but also the passion of an activist," he remains an Elder Emeritus.

During his nine years as an active member of The Elders, Jimmy Carter led and joined many Elders' delegations, including to Sudan 2007 and 2012; Cyprus in 2008 and 2009; the Korean Peninsula and China in 2011; South Sudan in 2012; Myanmar in 2013; and Moscow in 2015.

In addition to the visits above, the Middle East and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was a consistent focus of President Carter's work as an Elder, promoting peace, dialogue and reconciliation. He joined Elders' delegations to the Middle East in August 2009 and October 2010, travelling to Israel, the West Bank, Egypt, Jordan and Syria to support efforts to advance Arab-Israeli peace. In October 2012, he visited Israel, the West Bank and Egypt to draw attention to the imperilled two-state solution and lend support to the Egyptian democratic transition. President Carter also led The Elders' delegation to Israel and Palestine in May 2015 during which The Elders continued to support a two-state solution, Palestinian reconciliation and an end to the perilous situation in Gaza

39th President of the United States

Jimmy Carter was elected President of the United States of America in 1976, serving from 1977 to 1981. He aspired to make the US government "competent and compassionate," responsive to the American people and their expectations.

During his time in office, President Carter became known as a champion of human rights and a peace-maker in international affairs. He negotiated the 1978 Camp David Accords and peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. He also negotiated the Panama Canal treaties in 1977, established US diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China, and negotiated the SALT II treaty with the Soviet Union - a long-term, comprehensive agreement limiting the development of nuclear weapons.

On the domestic side, the administration's achievements included a comprehensive energy program conducted by a new Department of Energy; major educational programs under a new Department of Education; and major environmental protection legislation, including the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act.

Preceding his presidency, Jimmy Carter trained and served as a naval officer but returned to Plains, Georgia in 1953 to operate his family's seed and farm supply company. Later, he became a prominent community leader and was elected to the Georgia Senate in 1962. In 1971, he became Georgia's 76th Governor.

Advocate for peace and Nobel Laureate

Jimmy Carter received the Nobel Peace Prize in December 2002 for "his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development." He is the only US President to be awarded the Prize after leaving office.

Through his Carter Center, founded in 1982 after he left office he has undertaken extensive conflict resolution efforts on several continents. He has shown outstanding commitment to human rights, and has served as an observer at countless elections all over the world. He has worked hard on many fronts to fight tropical diseases and to bring about growth and progress in developing countries.

Jimmy Carter is also the author of 32 books, published between 1975-2018.

The Carter Center

In 1982, President Carter became University Distinguished Professor at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and founded The Carter Center. Under his active guidance, this non-partisan and non-profit organisation works to resolve conflicts, advance democracy, protect human rights and improve health in over 70 countries.

Among other achievements, the Carter Center has reduced the incidence of Guinea worm disease by more than 99 per cent, making it likely to be the second disease in history to be eliminated. It has also observed 83 elections in 34 countries to help establish and strengthen democracies. In January 2011, Jimmy Carter was joined by his fellow Elder Kofi Annan to lead the Carter Center observation mission on South Sudan's independence referendum.


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JBB
Professor Principal
1  seeder  JBB    one week ago

President Carter is approaching his 100th birthday...

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
1.1  devangelical  replied to  JBB @1    one week ago

my first presidential vote recipient, because the other candidate let a traitor walk free...  and look at where we are today...

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Junior Expert
1.1.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  devangelical @1.1    one week ago

“Gerald R. Ford was a decent and honorable man. Under his steady hand, the nation began the process of recovering from the terrible trauma of Watergate -- the lies, distortions, coverups, misuses of federal agencies to exact political revenge, illegal wiretapping, burglaries. . . . The list went on and on -- all in the midst of the deeply divisive Vietnam War. Did Ford make the right decision in pardoning his predecessor? The answer to that question is more nuanced than either the howls of outrage that greeted the pardon three decades ago or the general acceptance with which it is viewed now.”

Richard Ben-Veniste, Dem, Watergate prosecutor.

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
1.1.2  Sparty On  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @1.1.1    one week ago

Spot on ….. very timely.

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
2  Sparty On    one week ago

A good man.     Desert One failure but good man just the same.    

Navy Submariner.    Bubblehead

 
 
 
George
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3  George    one week ago

A Gentleman, a man of undisputed honor and integrity.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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4  Drinker of the Wry    one week ago

Jimmy Carter’s election in 1976 was my second presidential election and I voted for him.  I found his naval experience (surviving ADM Rickover’s nuclear training program), farming and governor experience as a solid mix.  He didn’t keep my vote in 1980 however.

 
 
 
Thomas
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5  Thomas    one week ago

Gotta love Jimmy Carter. Great man of passion and conviction, not a man who misunderstands passion as lust and conviction as jail... 

 
 
 
Gsquared
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6  Gsquared    one week ago

A good and decent man and probably the best former President in American history.  His life after the presidency was truly admirable.

 
 
 
Thomas
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6.1  Thomas  replied to  Gsquared @6    one week ago

He, as a human, is the kind to look up to as an inspiration. His integrity, his stances on democratic ideals, and his commitment to serving the country (and the world) he loves is amazing. Too bad all politicians do not take the same things to heart.

 
 
 
MonsterMash
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6.2  MonsterMash  replied to  Gsquared @6    one week ago
His life after the presidency was truly admirable.

That it was, however, as president Jimmy was a putz.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
6.2.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  MonsterMash @6.2    one week ago

That's because he had too much integrity and decency to govern like those that followed him. His best years were after he left office

 
 
 
evilone
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6.2.2  evilone  replied to  MonsterMash @6.2    one week ago
as president Jimmy was a putz.

Had he been reelected and the Democratic Party stuck with his platform IMO our country would be much, much better off than it is now. He seem to abhor the corporate greed that flourish and killed small town America under Reagan.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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6.2.3  Gsquared  replied to  evilone @6.2.2    one week ago
killed small town America

And the American middle class.

 
 

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