The Carter Center Podcast
  • The Carter Center
7 episodes
The Carter Center podcast highlights how we wage peace, fight disease, improve mental health, and build hope.


How do we Advance Human Rights?
2018 Dec 0911m 13s
December marks the 70th anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Listen to Carter Center Human Rights Program Director Laura Olson talk about how this Declaration started and what needs to be done now to advance human rights. Also, see the Center's newly released “Scripturally Annotated Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” This publication compiles biblical texts that demonstrate alignment with the UDHR.
How Proven Strategies and Passion Prevent Blindness from Trachoma
2018 Aug 2940m 42s
Kelly Callahan is passionate about preventing blindness in some of the world's most vulnerable populations. Callahan, who leads the Carter Center's Trachoma Control Program, explains how the Center works with the governments and partners in Africa to use proven and SAFE strategies to stop trachoma, the world's leading cause of preventable blindness.
Why are Depression Rates Increasing in Children & Teens? Mental Health Expert Dr. Clauss-Ehlers Explains
2018 May 2427m 59s
Mental health expert and Rutgers professor Dr. Caroline Clauss-Ehlers explains why depression and suicide rates for teens are going up and what concerned parents should look for in their child or teen. Dr. Clauss-Ehlers, known as "Dr. CC" by her students, is also a Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellow. Learn more about her background here:
Congo's Mining Sector: Who Benefits from Billions in Resources?
2018 May 1410m 51s
Though the Democratic Republic of Congo has more than half of the global supply of cobalt, its people are among the poorest in the world. In an interview with Carter Center Democracy Program staffer Erin Crysler, find out why the public has not benefited from Congo’s lucrative copper and cobalt mines and what a Carter Center report recommends.
Jimmy Carter Gets Candid About China
2018 Feb 2835m 38s
In Feburary 2018, President Carter got candid about China in a guest lecture at Emory University. President Carter discussed factors that led to his decision to normalize U.S. relations with China in 1979. He also talks about a dinner conversation with President Deng Xiaoping that likely led to a surge of Christianity in China, now one of the world's leading producers of Bibles.
Behind-the-Scenes Look at Carter Center Election Observation
2017 Nov 2027m 43s
The Carter Center has observed more than 100 elections around the world. How do we decide where to go? What does an election observer do? Avery Davis-Roberts, who manages the Center's Democratic Election Standards Project, explains.
Andrea Petersen’s Journey through Anxiety
2017 Sep 2925m 5s
If you know someone who lives with anxiety, you won’t want to miss this podcast with Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellow Andrea Petersen. Petersen describes how she transformed "from a slightly silly sorority girl to a terrorized shut-in in just a few weeks’ time."