How do we Advance Human Rights?

December 9, 2018

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.

The Scripturally Annotated UDHR is available at

How Proven Strategies and Passion Prevent Blindness from Trachoma

August 29, 2018

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

May 24, 2018

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?

May 14, 2018

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

February 28, 2018

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

November 20, 2017

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

September 29, 2017

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."

Her medical odyssey and numerous ER visits finally led to an anxiety disorder diagnosis and a life of recovery. Petersen is a Wall Street Journal contributor and writes about her experience in a lively, well-researched, and sometimes humorous memoir “On Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety", available at Amazon and other booksellers.