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Jimmy Carter to lead human rights discussion Thursday
by Staff Reports
February 11, 2014 12:24 PM | 1729 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter will lead a discussion about human rights violations during Argentina’s “Dirty War” during the sold-out next event of this season’s Conversations at The Carter Center Thursday, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Conversations will begin with a 45-minute screening of “Las Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo and the Search for Identity,” which describes efforts to track down grandchildren missing as a result of the Dirty War from 1976-83. Tens of thousands of individuals were arrested, tortured and killed during the conflict, which then president Carter protested by withdrawing U.S. economic and military support.

A discussion featuring central figures in the film will follow, led by Carter, whose focus on human rights continues today through the center.

Panelists include Carter, Dr. C.A. Tuggle, producer of the film, Tex Harris, former U.S. Embassy officer in Argentina and Bob Cox, former editor of the English-language Buenos Aires Herald.

The event will be moderated by Dr. Jennifer McCoy, director of the Carter Center’s Americas Program.

The event also will be webcast live at

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