Peace Corps Volunteer Jason Carter to Give Keynote Speech in D.C. Next Week With Former President Jimmy Carter
January 6, 1999Washington, D.C., January 6, 1999—Peace Corps Volunteer Jason Carter and his grandfather, former President Jimmy Carter, will address a major conference in Washington next week exchanging views the roles of their generations in the 21st century at the Global Meeting of Generations. The speeches will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, January 14, at the Washington Renaissance Hotel, 999 9th Street, NW. Last January, Jason Carter departed for South Africa to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer. He is currently working to increase the linkages between schools and communities in the rural areas of South Africa hardest hit by apartheid. He returns to South Africa on January 19 to finish his last 15 months of service. Carter follows in the footsteps of his great-grandmother, Miss Lillian Carter, who served as a Peace Corps volunteer in India in the late 1960s.
WHO:Peace Corps volunteer Jason Carter WHAT:Available for Media Interviews WHEN:January 14-15, 1999 WHERE:Washington, D.C. WHY:To discuss his experiences and challenges during his first year as a Peace Corps volunteer in South Africa
Jason Carter, 23, graduated in 1997 from Duke University in Durham, N.C., where he received a bachelor's degree in political science and philosophy. After graduation, he worked at The Carter Center, spending a month in the west African country of Liberia and 10 days in Jamaica observing elections with his grandfather. Currently, nearly 6,700 Peace Corps volunteers are serving in 80 countries, working to help fight hunger, bring clean water to communities, teach children, help start new small businesses, and stop the spread of AIDS.