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Former President Jimmy Carter to speak on campus

23 April 2007

ATTENTION: Higher education and political reporters and editors

Contact: Janet Gilmore, Media Relations
(510) 642-5685 jangilmore@berkeley.edu

Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States, will discuss his hopes for Israeli-Palestinian peace and his new book, "Palestine Peace Not Apartheid," in a lecture at the University of California, Berkeley. The event is being organized by the Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC) and the Office of the Chancellor.

The free event is open to UC Berkeley students and employees with tickets. There are no tickets for the general public. Reporters must register in advance to attend. Carter's address will be webcast live via http://webcast.berkeley.edu/events.

In addition to the lecture, Carter will participate in a book signing on campus.

Lecture, Wednesday, May 2, 4:30 p.m. (Doors open at 4 p.m.), Zellerbach Hall

Book signing, Wednesday, May 2, 3-4 p.m., ASUC Senate Chambers, Eshleman Hall

Jimmy Carter served as U.S. president from 1977 to 1981. Significant foreign policy accomplishments of his administration include the Panama Canal treaties, the Camp David Accords, the treaty of peace between Egypt and Israel, the SALT II treaty with the Soviet Union, and the establishment of U.S. diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China.

In 1982, Carter became University Distinguished Professor at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., and founded The Carter Center, a nonpartisan and nonprofit center that addresses national and international issues of public policy.

In 2002, Carter was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize "for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development."