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The Carter Presidency: Lessons for the 21st Century
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Jimmy CarterJimmy Carter
The conference’s honored guest and speaker, former President Jimmy Carter, will be featured in a Town Hall Meeting and will present the keynote address at a special dinner on Saturday evening.

Since leaving the White House in 1981, President Carter has been a champion of human rights and an engaged citizen of the world. He is keenly interested in a critical, bipartisan examination of his experiences and challenges in the political arena so that a meaningful lesson may be learned by the next generation of political and social leaders. [ View bio ]

Rosalynn Carter
Rosalynn CarterWidely regarded as the most active First Lady since Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosalynn Carter has worked for more than three decades to improve the quality of life for people around the world. Today, she is an advocate for mental health, early childhood immunization, human rights and conflict resolution through her work at The Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Her book, Helping Someone with Mental Illness: A Compassionate Guide for Family, Friends, and Caregivers (with Susan K. Golant), was selected as the winner of the 1999 American Society of Journalists and Authors Outstanding Book Award in the service category. She hopes to shed light on issues about which she is concerned in a conference panel session and as keynote speaker at a special luncheon. Mrs. Carter also will join her husband for the Town Hall Meeting. [ View bio ]

Walter Mondale
Rosalynn Carter

Walter F. “Fritz” Mondale, who was Jimmy Carter’s vice president and the Democratic presidential candidate in 1984, will participate in a major conference examining the Carter presidency at the University of Georgia, Jan 19-21.

Mondale, who also served as U.S. ambassador to Japan from 1993-1996, and his wife, Joan Adams Mondale, will be honored at a reception that concludes the first day of the conference on Friday evening, Jan. 19. The conference commemorates the 30th anniversary of Carter's inauguration as the nation's 39th president. [ View bio ]

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Chief Moderator
Brian Williams
Brian WilliamsBrian Williams became the seventh anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News on December 2, 2004. He fast became one of the nation’s foremost television journalists, covering virtually every major breaking news event. He is a veteran of political campaigns and elections, the Middle East, and has traveled to dozens of U.S. cities and foreign countries in the course of covering the news for more than two decades. For his acclaimed coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, the four-time Emmy winner received two of television’s highest honors: the Edward R. Murrow award for “Best Newscast” and the George Foster Peabody Award administered by the University of Georgia.

Prior to his broadcasting career, Williams worked in the White House during the Carter administration, beginning as a White House intern. During the course of his career, Williams has reported from 23 overseas nations on countless stories of national and international importance, including intensive live coverage of the September 11th attacks and their aftermath.

Williams is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York and is also a member of the board of directors of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. He attended George Washington University and the Catholic University of America, both in Washington, and is the recipient of six honorary doctorates. [ View bio ]

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Featured Participants
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Terrence Adamson former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright former Senate Majority Leader and Tennessee Senator Howard Baker Nancy Kassebaum Baker
 
Michael Beschloss U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer Carter’s principal foreign policy advisor and national security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski Kathryn Cade
 
Carter’s chief domestic policy advisor Stuart Eizenstat Rex Granum Jay Hakes Hubert Harris
 
Peter D. Hart David G. Hawkins John Head Kay Jamison
 
Tom Johnson Hamilton Jordan Chris Matthews Donald McHenry
 
Richard Moe Ambler Moss Robert Pastor Jody Powell
 
Gerald Rafshoon Steven Sharfstein Stansfield Turner Robert Rubin
 
Phil Wise Judy Woodruff Jim Wooten
More featured participants
• Tim Kraft
• James T. McIntyre
• Jon Meacham
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Distinguished Panelists Include:
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Nigel Bowles Nigel Bowles
Balfour Fellow in Politics,
St. Anne’s College
The University of Oxford
Sean Q Kelly

Sean Q Kelly
Associate Professor,
Political Science
Niagara University

Gary K. Bertsch Gary K. Bertsch
Director of the Center for
International Trade and Security,
School of Public and
International Affairs
University of Georgia
Larry Jacobs

Lawrence R. Jacobs
Director of the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance,
Hubert H. Humphrey Institute
University of Minnesota

Todd Collins Todd Collins
Graduate Student,
Political Science
University of Georgia
Loch K. Johnson

Loch K. Johnson
Regents Professor,
School of Public and
International Affairs
University of Georgia

George Edwards George Edwards
Distinguished Professor,
Political Science
Texas A&M University
Martha Joynt Kumar

Martha Joynt Kumar
Professor,
Political Science
Towson University

Scott Frisch Scott A. Frisch
Associate Professor,
Political Science
California State University, Channel Islands
Thomas P. Lauth

Thomas P. Lauth
Dean,
School of Public and
International Affairs
University of Georgia

Betty Glad Betty Glad
Olin D. Johnston Professor, Political Science,
University of South Carolina
John Anthony Maltese

John Anthony Maltese
Professor,
Political Science
University of Georgia

E. Stanly Godbold, Jr. E. Stanly Godbold, Jr.
Professor Emeritus,
History
Mississippi State University
Abdulah Osman

Abdulahi Osman
Assistant Professor,
International Affairs
University of Georgia

Joel K. Goldstein Joel K. Goldstein
Vincent C. Immel Professor,
Saint Louis University
School of Law
Daniel Ponder

Daniel Ponder
Associate Professor,
Political Science
Drury University

Tona Hangen Tona Hangen
Lecturer,
American Studies
Brandeis University
Leo Ribuffo

Leo Ribuffo
Professor,
History
George Washington University

Erwin C. Hargrove Erwin C. Hargrove
Professor Emeritus,
Political Science
Vanderbilt University
David Ryan

David Ryan
Lecturer,
History
University of College Cork, Ireland

Yilin Hou Yilin Hou
Assistant Professor,
Public Administration
University of Georgia
Elliot Slotnick

Elliot Slotnick
Professor,
Political Science
Ohio State University

David Houghton David Houghton
Assistant Professor,
Political Science
University of Central Florida
Jaroslav Tir

Jaroslav Tir
Associate Professor,
International Affairs
University of Georgia

Karen Hult Karen Hult
Professor,
Political Science
Virginia Tech
Maurits van der Veen

Maurits van der Veen
Assistant Professor,
International Affairs
University of Georgia

Burton Kaufman Burton I. Kaufman
Professor Emeritus,
History
Miami University of Ohio
Charles E. Walcott

Charles E. Walcott
Professor,
Political Science
Virginia Tech

Scott Kaufman

Scott Kaufman
Associate Professor,
History
Francis Marion University

Andrew B. Whitford

Andrew B. Whitford
Associate Professor ,
Public Administration and Policy
University of Georgia

 

Susan B. Haire
Associate Professor ,
Political Science
University of Georgia

 

Brock Tessman
Assistant Professor,
International Affairs
University of Georgia

 
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