Oglethorpe University welcomed President Jimmy Carter to its campus on February 16 as part of its 175th anniversary celebrations throughout 2010.
President Carter held a town hall meeting at Oglethorpe’s Conant Performing Arts Center to discuss the work of the Carter Center and to answer questions from the audience. His grandchildren, alumna Sarah ’06 and her husband Josh Carter, offered introductions, and the recipient of the Carter Scholarship at Oglethorpe University was announced. The event was part of Oglethorpe’s Rikard Lecture Series.
The previous evening (on Presidents Day!), Oglethorpe hosted a screening of Man from Plains (2007), a Jonathan Demme documentary about the 39th U.S. President and his book tour for Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid.