The Latin America and Caribbean Program (formerly known as the Americas Program) works to enhance the quality of democracy in the region and make it more accountable to citizens. Projects aim to strengthen regional capacities to promote democracy, transform and prevent conflicts, and improve democratic governance.
Our Conversations series brings you up close with Carter Center experts, policymakers, and other special guests to discuss the issues that shape your world. Following their discussion, panelists take questions from the audience. All Conversations are webcast live and archived for future viewing. You can register online to attend an event in person at the Carter Center's Ivan Allen Pavilion. Some events may require an online ticket purchase. The free live webcasts do not require registration.
Heather Ann Thompson - "Blood in the Water" Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 7:00pm Reading/Book Signing. Carter Presidential Library and Museum Theater. Free and Open to the Public. Blood in the Water is the first definitive account of the infamous 1971 Attica prison uprising, the state's violent response, and the victims' decades-long quest for justice--including information never released to the public--published to coincide with the forty-fifth anniversary of this historic event.
In 2015, The Carter Center conducted its 100th election observation mission. Over the years, our staff have watched jubilant voters cast their first ballots; met with dictators who were sure they would be re-elected, but lost; and watched election officials stay up all night counting ballots. Hear humorous and moving tales from the front lines of emerging democracies.
Carter Center Weekend features live and silent auctions of unique items and Carter memorabilia, program updates from Carter Center staff, group excursions and activities, and interaction with the Center's founders — former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter.
The challenges of eradicating devastating diseases are enormous, but successful strategies can bring about enormous social and economic benefits. Opening at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum on Jan. 11, 2017, "Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease" explores the factors that determine if a disease is eradicable — meaning that it can be wiped out completely — as well as the scientific and social innovations that are ridding the world of ancient afflictions.
Nigeria teen, thirteen-year-old Jude Musa, receives a ceremonial dose of praziquantel. With that small exchange in Gidan Gimba, a village in Nasarawa State, Nigeria, The Carter Center marked 500 million doses of medication distributed since 1996 to fight neglected tropical diseases.
The Carter Center uses simple, low-cost methods to fight preventable diseases. These techniques — the use of water filters, medicine, affordable latrines, and bed nets — coupled with community health education and outreach, can pay large dividends in global health, enhancing quality of life, increasing productivity, and strengthening communities.