President Jimmy Carter Reflects Upon His Days as an Incumbent

  • 29 Sep 2010
  • 7:00 PM - 8:29 PM
  • GW Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st Street, Washington DC

Jimmy Carter served as the 39th president of the United States from Jan. 20, 1977, to Jan. 20, 1981. Foreign policy accomplishments during his administration included the signing of the Panama Canal treaties, the development of the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel; and the establishment of diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China. On the domestic side, his administration's achievements included the designing of a comprehensive energy program conducted by the new Department of Energy, inception of major educational programs under the new Department of Education, and passing of important environmental protection legislation.

Each day during his presidency, he recorded several entries in a private diary concerning his thoughts, impressions, delights, and frustrations. He also offered unvarnished assessments of cabinet members, members of Congress, and foreign leaders in addition to narrating the progress of secret negotiations. Come listen to President Carter on the night of Wednesday, September 29 as he reflects upon these entries and provides further insight into their making. Copies of his White House Diary will be available for signing after the conclusion of the program.

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