Former President Jimmy Carter to Speak at Princeton University Dec. 3


Former United States President Jimmy Carter will visit Princeton University on Dec. 3 to discuss his new book, “A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power.”

The event will be held at 2 p.m. in the Princeton University Chapel. Books will be available for purchase and signing. See below for ticket information. There is not cost for the event, but tickets are required for entry.

Ticket distribution for Princeton University students will begin at noon on Nov. 17 at the University Ticketing Office in the Frist Campus Center. Ticket distribution for Princeton University faculty and staff will begin at noon on Nov. 19 at the University Ticketing Office. Ticket distribution for the general public will begin at noon on Nov. 21, at the University Ticketing Office in the Frist Campus Center. The distribution will continue, while supplies last, during normal business hours Monday-Friday, noon -6pm. The public may pick up two tickets per person.

Carter was the thirty-ninth President of the United States, serving from 1977 to 1981. In 1982, he and his wife founded The Carter Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people around the world. Carter was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. He is the author of over two-dozen books, including An Hour Before Daylight, Palestine Peace Not Apartheid, and Our Endangered Values. He lives in Plains, Georgia.

President Carter was encouraged to write “A Call to Action” by a wide coalition of leaders of all faiths, according to publisher Simon & Schuster. His report looks at the system of discrimination across the globe.  The book addresses the suffering inflicted upon women by a false interpretation of carefully selected religious texts and a growing tolerance of violence and warfare. Key verses are often omitted or quoted out of context by male religious leaders to exalt the status of men and exclude women.

Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, have visited 145 countries, and The Carter Center has had active projects in more than half of them. Around the world, they have seen inequality rising rapidly with each passing decade in both rich and poor countries. Carter draws upon his own experiences and the testimony of women from all regions and all major religions to demonstrate that women around the world, more than half of all human beings, are being denied equal rights.