Through The Carter Center and his books, President Carter challenges us to think about our place in the world and the role that citizen diplomacy plays in building peace globally. On Tuesday, January 31, the World Affairs Council, in celebration of its 60th Anniversary, invites greater Seattle to participate in a conversation with President Jimmy Carter; the evening will include discussion on the work of The Carter Center and some of the world’s most pressing, yet solvable problems.

Many of today’s most pressing global issues— energy, the Middle East, and global health concerns—define President Carter’s place in presidential history and continue to shape his influential role as a global leader and elder. His talk, Waging Peace, Fighting Disease, Building Hope will encourage and inspire you.

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Also featured at this event will be the 2011 World Citizen Award and 2011 World Educator Award, both of which recognize Washingtonians who have contributed significantly to public understanding of international relations, community involvement in world affairs, and local understanding of cultures, societies and economies from around the world.

This year, Julia Bolz will be recognized as the World Citizen for her outstanding leadership in working to provide education for young girls in Afghanistan and, in the process, engaging and educating Washingtonians and citizens across the United States about the impact of investing in education of girls in Afghanistan.

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Lisa Clarke, a Curriculum Leader and Social Studies Head at Kent-Meridian High School, will receive the World Educator Award for her significant contributions to promoting international understanding in the classroom, her commitment to connecting students to global service learning opportunities outside of the classroom, and her statewide leadership in advancing international social studies learning through the development of new resources, curriculum, and administrative structures for the benefit of other educators.

Tickets are $20/person. You must register in advance, and have a copy of your ticket with you to attend. Register online at

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The event will take place at:
Paramount Theatre
911 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101