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  • “Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease”

    Exhibit January 11, 2017-December 16, 2017
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    Only one human disease, smallpox, has ever been eradicated. But soon a second infection will join the list: Guinea worm disease, a painful and debilitating condition caused by the Guinea worm—known to many as the “fiery serpent”. There is no medicine to cure Guinea worm disease and no vaccine to prevent it. Yet it can be stopped. This exhibition shows the heroic efforts throughout history to eradicate, eliminate, and control disease, including the Carter Center-led campaign to wipe out Guinea worm.

    More information on this exhibit »
  • Celeste Headlee - “We Need To Talk”

    Author Programs September 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm
    cheadlee

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Whether you are struggling to communicate with your kid’s teacher at school, an employee at work, or the people you love the most—talk show host Celeste Headlee offers smart strategies to help us all have conversations that matter.

  • Jimmy Webb - “The Cake and the Rain: A Memoir”

    Author Programs September 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm
    webb

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Center’s Cecil B. Day Chapel

    Free and Open to the Public

    Jimmy Webb’s words have been sung to his music by a rich and deep roster of pop artists, including Glen Campbell, Art Garfunkel, Frank Sinatra, Donna Summer and Linda Ronstadt. He’s the only artist ever to win Grammy Awards for music, lyrics, and orchestration, and his chart-topping career has, so far, lasted fifty years, most recently with a Kanye West rap hit and a new classical nocturne.

    Now, in his first memoir, Webb delivers a snapshot of his life from 1955 to 1970, from simple and sere Oklahoma to fast and fantastical Los Angeles, from the crucible of his family to the top of his longed-for profession.

  • Gale Anne Hurd - “Mankiller: The Documentary Film Celebrating the Life of Wilma Mankiller”

    Author Programs September 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm
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    Screening/Discussion

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    The first woman to be elected Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. This film examines the legacy of the formidable Wilma Mankiller, who defied all odds to become one of the most influential and successful leaders in the United States, serving three terms as the Cherokee Nation’s Principal Chief. A discussion with the film’s producer will follow the screening.

  • Denise Kiernan - “The Last Castle”

    Author Programs October 2, 2017 at 7:00 pm
    kiernan

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    This is the fascinating true story behind the magnificent Gilded Age mansion Biltmore—the largest, grandest residence ever built in the United States.The story of Biltmore spans World Wars, the Jazz Age, the Depression, and generations of the famous Vanderbilt family, and features a captivating cast of real-life characters. “The Last Castle” is the unique American story of how the largest house in America flourished, faltered, and ultimately endured to this day.

  • Pete Souza - “The Obama White House Photographer”

    Author Programs October 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm
    souza

    Lecture

    ​Carter Center’s Cecil B. Day Chapel

    Free and Open to the Public (ticket required)

    The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Atlanta Celebrates Photography host Pete Souza, the Obama White House official photographer. During the Obama years Pete took millions of photographs. He capture the president, not just as a leader, but also as a human being. YOU NEED TO GET A TICKET (THEY ARE FREE). Tickets may be received from www.acpinfo.org/tickets.

  • Garry Wills - “What the Qur’an Meant and Why It Matters”

    Author Programs October 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm
    wills

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Center’s Cecil B. Day Chapel

    Free and Open to the Public

    In “What the Qur’an Meant”, Garry Wills invites readers to join him as he embarks on a timely and necessary reconsideration of the Qur’an, leading us through perplexing passages with insight and erudition. What does the Qur’an actually say about veiling women? Does it justify religious war?

  • Jennifer Lin - “Shanghai Faithful”

    Author Programs October 9, 2017 at 7:00 pm
    Lin

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    “Shanghai Faithful” is both a touching family memoir and a chronicle of the astonishing spread of Christianity in China. It is the story of five generations of the Lin family—buffeted by history’s crosscurrents and personal strife.

  • Doug Stanton - “The Odyssey of Echo Company”

    Author Programs October 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm
    dstanton

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    This is a powerful work of literary military history from the New York Times bestselling author of “In Harm’s Way” and “Horse Soldiers”. It is the harrowing, redemptive, and utterly unforgettable account of an American army reconnaissance platoon’s fight for survival during the Vietnam War—whose searing experiences reverberate today among the millions of American families touched by this war.

  • Issa Touma - “9 Days - From My Window in Aleppo”

    Author Programs October 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm
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    Screening/Discussion

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    This is a firsthand view of the first nine days of the rapidly changing uprising in Aleppo, from the observations recorded by the renowned Syrian photographer Issa Touma from his window in the old city. A discussion will follow the screening, in partnership with Atlanta Celebrates Photography.

  • Richard Rothstein - “The Color of Law”

    Author Programs October 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm
    rothstein

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Rothstein explodes the myth that America’s cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation. Rather, “The Color of Law” incontrovertibly makes clear that it was de jure segregation―the laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments―that actually promoted the discriminatory patterns that continue to this day.

  • Karen Cox - “Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South”

    Author Programs November 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm
    cox

    ​Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Strange, fascinating, and sobering, “Goat Castle”, tells the story of this local feud, killing, investigation, and trial, showing how a true crime tale of fallen southern grandeur and murder obscured an all too familiar story of racial injustice.

  • Khizr Kahn - “An American Family”

    Author Programs November 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm
    kahn

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Center’s Cecil B. Day Chapel

    Free and Open to the Public

    This inspiring memoir by the Muslim American Gold Star father and captivating DNC speaker is the story of one family’s pursuit of the American dream.

  • Laura Dowling - “White House Christmas”

    Author Programs November 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm
    dowling

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    As Chief Floral Designer during her six years at the White House, Laura was responsible for the dazzling floral pieces that made the season so memorable. Laura invites readers behind the scenes of the complex year-long planning process where some of the most innovative and ambitious handmade craft displays were created. From architectural details to sugar paste floral vases and robotic versions of the First Family dogs, her décor inspired and delighted visitors and guests from all around the world.

  • Alison Wright (National Geographic Photographer) - “Human Tribe”

    Author Programs November 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm
    wright

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    A page-turner in the most exquisite sense, this book of over 160 portraits expresses the emotive beauty and grace of the human face. Documentary photographer Alison Wright traveled to every continent to capture the diversity of the human tribe, from toddlers to those who’ve lived a lifetime, and from South America to Africa, Asia, and points in between. Some of the people photographed are privileged, some live ordinary lives, and others live close to the land and in communities that may not last another generation.

  • Bill Browder - “Red Notice”

    Author Programs December 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm
    browder

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    This is a story about an accidental activist. “A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice”. He started out his adult life as the Wall Street maverick whose instincts led him to Russia just after the breakup of the Soviet Union, where he made his fortune. Along the way he exposed corruption, and when he did, he barely escaped with his life. His Russian lawyer wasn’t so lucky: he ended up in jail, where he was tortured to death. That changed Browder forever.

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  • “Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease”

    Exhibit January 11, 2017-December 16, 2017
    zero_exhibit1

    Only one human disease, smallpox, has ever been eradicated. But soon a second infection will join the list: Guinea worm disease, a painful and debilitating condition caused by the Guinea worm—known to many as the “fiery serpent”. There is no medicine to cure Guinea worm disease and no vaccine to prevent it. Yet it can be stopped. This exhibition shows the heroic efforts throughout history to eradicate, eliminate, and control disease, including the Carter Center-led campaign to wipe out Guinea worm.

    More information on this exhibit »
  • Celeste Headlee - “We Need To Talk”

    Author Programs September 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm
    cheadlee

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Whether you are struggling to communicate with your kid’s teacher at school, an employee at work, or the people you love the most—talk show host Celeste Headlee offers smart strategies to help us all have conversations that matter.

  • Jimmy Webb - “The Cake and the Rain: A Memoir”

    Author Programs September 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm
    webb

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Center’s Cecil B. Day Chapel

    Free and Open to the Public

    Jimmy Webb’s words have been sung to his music by a rich and deep roster of pop artists, including Glen Campbell, Art Garfunkel, Frank Sinatra, Donna Summer and Linda Ronstadt. He’s the only artist ever to win Grammy Awards for music, lyrics, and orchestration, and his chart-topping career has, so far, lasted fifty years, most recently with a Kanye West rap hit and a new classical nocturne.

    Now, in his first memoir, Webb delivers a snapshot of his life from 1955 to 1970, from simple and sere Oklahoma to fast and fantastical Los Angeles, from the crucible of his family to the top of his longed-for profession.

  • Gale Anne Hurd - “Mankiller: The Documentary Film Celebrating the Life of Wilma Mankiller”

    Author Programs September 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm
    hurd.3_

    Screening/Discussion

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    The first woman to be elected Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. This film examines the legacy of the formidable Wilma Mankiller, who defied all odds to become one of the most influential and successful leaders in the United States, serving three terms as the Cherokee Nation’s Principal Chief. A discussion with the film’s producer will follow the screening.

  • Denise Kiernan - “The Last Castle”

    Author Programs October 2, 2017 at 7:00 pm
    kiernan

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    This is the fascinating true story behind the magnificent Gilded Age mansion Biltmore—the largest, grandest residence ever built in the United States.The story of Biltmore spans World Wars, the Jazz Age, the Depression, and generations of the famous Vanderbilt family, and features a captivating cast of real-life characters. “The Last Castle” is the unique American story of how the largest house in America flourished, faltered, and ultimately endured to this day.

  • Pete Souza - “The Obama White House Photographer”

    Author Programs October 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm
    souza

    Lecture

    ​Carter Center’s Cecil B. Day Chapel

    Free and Open to the Public (ticket required)

    The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Atlanta Celebrates Photography host Pete Souza, the Obama White House official photographer. During the Obama years Pete took millions of photographs. He capture the president, not just as a leader, but also as a human being. YOU NEED TO GET A TICKET (THEY ARE FREE). Tickets may be received from www.acpinfo.org/tickets.

  • Garry Wills - “What the Qur’an Meant and Why It Matters”

    Author Programs October 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm
    wills

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Center’s Cecil B. Day Chapel

    Free and Open to the Public

    In “What the Qur’an Meant”, Garry Wills invites readers to join him as he embarks on a timely and necessary reconsideration of the Qur’an, leading us through perplexing passages with insight and erudition. What does the Qur’an actually say about veiling women? Does it justify religious war?

  • Jennifer Lin - “Shanghai Faithful”

    Author Programs October 9, 2017 at 7:00 pm
    Lin

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    “Shanghai Faithful” is both a touching family memoir and a chronicle of the astonishing spread of Christianity in China. It is the story of five generations of the Lin family—buffeted by history’s crosscurrents and personal strife.

  • Doug Stanton - “The Odyssey of Echo Company”

    Author Programs October 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm
    dstanton

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    This is a powerful work of literary military history from the New York Times bestselling author of “In Harm’s Way” and “Horse Soldiers”. It is the harrowing, redemptive, and utterly unforgettable account of an American army reconnaissance platoon’s fight for survival during the Vietnam War—whose searing experiences reverberate today among the millions of American families touched by this war.

  • Issa Touma - “9 Days - From My Window in Aleppo”

    Author Programs October 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm
    touma.7_

    Screening/Discussion

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    This is a firsthand view of the first nine days of the rapidly changing uprising in Aleppo, from the observations recorded by the renowned Syrian photographer Issa Touma from his window in the old city. A discussion will follow the screening, in partnership with Atlanta Celebrates Photography.

  • Richard Rothstein - “The Color of Law”

    Author Programs October 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm
    rothstein

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Rothstein explodes the myth that America’s cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation. Rather, “The Color of Law” incontrovertibly makes clear that it was de jure segregation―the laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments―that actually promoted the discriminatory patterns that continue to this day.

  • Karen Cox - “Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South”

    Author Programs November 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm
    cox

    ​Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Strange, fascinating, and sobering, “Goat Castle”, tells the story of this local feud, killing, investigation, and trial, showing how a true crime tale of fallen southern grandeur and murder obscured an all too familiar story of racial injustice.

  • Khizr Kahn - “An American Family”

    Author Programs November 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm
    kahn

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Center’s Cecil B. Day Chapel

    Free and Open to the Public

    This inspiring memoir by the Muslim American Gold Star father and captivating DNC speaker is the story of one family’s pursuit of the American dream.

  • Laura Dowling - “White House Christmas”

    Author Programs November 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm
    dowling

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    As Chief Floral Designer during her six years at the White House, Laura was responsible for the dazzling floral pieces that made the season so memorable. Laura invites readers behind the scenes of the complex year-long planning process where some of the most innovative and ambitious handmade craft displays were created. From architectural details to sugar paste floral vases and robotic versions of the First Family dogs, her décor inspired and delighted visitors and guests from all around the world.

  • Alison Wright (National Geographic Photographer) - “Human Tribe”

    Author Programs November 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm
    wright

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    A page-turner in the most exquisite sense, this book of over 160 portraits expresses the emotive beauty and grace of the human face. Documentary photographer Alison Wright traveled to every continent to capture the diversity of the human tribe, from toddlers to those who’ve lived a lifetime, and from South America to Africa, Asia, and points in between. Some of the people photographed are privileged, some live ordinary lives, and others live close to the land and in communities that may not last another generation.

  • Bill Browder - “Red Notice”

    Author Programs December 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm
    browder

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    This is a story about an accidental activist. “A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice”. He started out his adult life as the Wall Street maverick whose instincts led him to Russia just after the breakup of the Soviet Union, where he made his fortune. Along the way he exposed corruption, and when he did, he barely escaped with his life. His Russian lawyer wasn’t so lucky: he ended up in jail, where he was tortured to death. That changed Browder forever.

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