The Carter Center, was formed by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn in 1982 in conjunction with Emory University in Atlanta. The mission of the Center is to advance "human rights and alleviating unnecessary human suffering".
While its research role has much in common with other think tanks the Center has a strong emphasis in facilitating dispute resolution in countries around the world and practical projects such as monitoring of elections.
Their CEO and president is John B. Hardman.
They are a member of the UN Democracy Caucus.
In 2006 they received some funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
- Jimmy Carter, Founder, Trustee
- Rosalynn Carter, Founder, Trustee
- John Moores, Chair, Board of Trustees, The Carter Center; Chairman, San Diego Padres Baseball Club
- Terrence B. Adamson, Executive Vice President, National Geographic Society
- Arthur M. Blank, Chairman - Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
- Richard C. Blum, Chairman, Blum Capital Partners
- Bradley N. Currey, Jr., Retired Chairman and CEO, Rock-Tenn Company
- The Hon. Gordon D. Giffin, Partner, McKenna Long & Aldridge
- David A. Hamburg, M.D., President Emeritus, Carnegie Corporation of New York
- Ben F. Johnson, III, Managing Partner, Alston & Bird
- Frank C. Jones, Retired Partner, King & Spalding
- The Hon. James T. Laney, Former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea
- Sherry Lansing, Chairman, Paramount Pictures
- Michael L. Lomax, Ph.D., President and CEO, United Negro College Fund
- Kent C. Nelson, Retired Chairman and CEO, United Parcel Service
- Sally E. Pingree, Trustee, Charles Engelhard Foundation
- Alice R. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Rhodes Partners
- Marjorie M. Scardino, Chief Executive, Pearson PLC
- Lynn H. Stahl, Chairman, Stahl Family Foundation
- James W. Wagner, Ph.D., President, Emory University
- Tadahiro Yoshida, President, YKK Corporation, Trustees Emeritus
- Sidney Harman, Ph.D., Chairman of the Board and CEO, [[Harman International Industries
- Robert J. Lipshutz - Lipshutz, Greenblatt & King
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