100&Change | The Carter Center Takes Aim at a Big Fish — By Frank Richards

There’s a famous line in the movie “Jaws” – after the stunned sheriff sees the monster shark for the first time, he says to the shark hunter: “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” Dr. Frank Richards leads the Carter Center’s efforts to eliminate river blindness (also known as onchocerciasis), a parasitic disease transmitted by the…

President Carter Receives Prestigious Awards from Panama and the LBJ Foundation

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter received back-to-back honors this week in appreciation of his efforts to promote peace and human rights. On Wednesday, the LBJ Foundation presented him with its LBJ Liberty and Justice for All Award; and on Thursday, Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela and Vice President Isabel Saint Malo presented President Carter with…

Carter Center Marks Progress in Fight Against Guinea Worm, River Blindness

  Click here to watch the video and read full on Voice of America news com   Kane Farabaugh April 04, 2014 CHICAGO — Guinea worm disease and river blindness are among 17 tropical diseases the World Health Organization considers neglected. Thanks to the efforts of the Atlanta-based Carter Center — founded by former president…

Stephen R. Shalom: Do we know enough? — On the book ‘Norman Finkelstein, Knowing Too Much: Why the American Jewish Romance with Israel Is Coming to an End’

22 February 2013 By Stephen R. Shalom, MERIP – February 2013 http://www.merip.org/mero/interventions/do-we-know-enough Norman Finkelstein, Knowing Too Much: Why the American Jewish Romance with Israel Is Coming to an End (New York: OR Books, 2012). Stephen R. Shalom In January 2007, amid the furor over Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, former President Jimmy Carter made his first…

Video: Honoring President Carter – CDC Foundation Hero

Published on Oct 18, 2012 Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter received the 2012 CDC Foundation Hero Award at a ceremony at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC Foundation is honoring President Carter for three decades of visionary leadership focused on building international public-private partnerships to save lives, reduce suffering and provide…