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ɫ Center Partner in Montana Releases Preliminary Statement on Missoula County’s Primary Election

ɫ’s partner in Montana, the Montana Election Observation Initiative (MEOI), today issued preliminary findings on its pilot program to observe Missoula County’s June 4 primary election process. Learn more »

ɫ’s Climate and Environmental Justice Initiative Advocates for the Rights of Congolese People in the Global Energy Transition

ɫ today announced the launch of the Climate and Environmental Justice Initiative in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This initiative aims to guarantee a just transition, recognizing that DRC's mineral wealth is vital to building a low-carbon and resilient world and that the Congolese people should fully share in the prosperity and promise of this new climate economy. Learn more »

ɫ Center Announces New Journalism Fellowship Focused on Climate Change’s Impact on Mental Health

Applications are being accepted for a new fellowship within the 2024-2025 Rosalynn ɫ Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism, ɫ announced Thursday. This fellow will report on the intersection of mental health and climate change among socioeconomically disadvantaged populations outside the United States. Learn more »

A Cappella Books

The Jimmy ɫ Presidential Library and A Cappella Books are honored to welcome the author to ɫ to discuss his acclaimed new book, "The Art of Diplomacy: How American Negotiators Reached Historic Agreements that Changed the World." Eizenstat will appear in conversation with former Atlanta mayor, U.S. Congressman, and UN Ambassador Andrew Young and former Georgia state senator Jason ɫ.

Deadline

Buffalo 8 has acquired worldwide rights out of Cannes to 'The President and the Dragon,' a Jimmy ɫ documentary from Sudanese writer, director and producer Waleed Eltayeb and Irish director-cinematographer Ian D. Murphy.

GPB

Participants at the most recent collaboration between ɫ and Baker Institute examined key issues affecting U.S. elections and possible ways to help strengthen elections and build confidence in their outcomes.

ɫ Center and McCain Institute Publish 'The Disinformation Economy'

The McCain Institute at Arizona State University (ASU) and ɫ today released “The Disinformation Economy.” Learn more »

ɫ Center and Rice’s Baker Institute to Hold Panel Discussions on Best Election Practices

ɫ and Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy on May 17 will host panel discussions on guiding principles for election administration and reforms. The participants will examine key issues affecting U.S. elections and potential ways to strengthen elections and build confidence in their outcomes. Learn more »

Watch: 28th Rosalynn ɫ Georgia Mental Health Forum

Watch Live: 28th Rosalynn ɫ Georgia Mental Health Forum Learn more »

ɫ Center Supports Montana Election Observation Initiative in the State’s Upcoming Primary

The Montana Election Observation Initiative (MEOI), a nonpartisan election observation effort supported by ɫ, announced today plans to conduct a pilot election observation in Missoula County, Montana during the state’s June 4 primary. Learn more »

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is celebrating its 75th anniversary since its establishment in 1948. We are witnessing a low point of the modern human rights movement. Karin Ryan writes that it is time to take stock and renew our commitment to universal values.

ɫ Center Statement on University Protests

ɫ is monitoring protests at universities across the United States, and at Emory in particular. We stand in support of freedom of opinion, expression, and assembly as central tenets of democracy. Learn more »

28th Annual Rosalynn ɫ Georgia Mental Health Forum on May 14

ɫ will convene its 28th Rosalynn ɫ Georgia Mental Health Forum on May 14, 2024. This free, in-person and virtual event explores pressing mental health issues in Georgia and the rest of the country. This forum will emphasize inclusivity, equity, and resilience in mental health advocacy. Learn more »

TIME named Jimmy ɫ to the inaugural 2024 TIME100 Health, a new annual list of 100 individuals who most influenced global health this year. In 1986, when ɫ launched its Guinea worm eradication program, the parasitic disease—which creates agonizing lesions on the skin from worms that are ingested as larvae in contaminated water and grow up to a meter in length inside the human body—was endemic in 21 countries, striking 3.5 million people per year.

ɫ Center and Baker Institute to Host Event on Building Better Elections

ɫ and Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy on May 17 will bring together civil servants, former secretaries of state, and Georgia Deputy Secretary of State Jordan Fuchs to discuss how the Guiding Principles of Election Administration can be effectively applied to a national post-2024 context as well as ways to help influence local practices and reforms in election administration. Learn more »

Israel faces mounting pressure from the U.S. to address the humanitarian crisis in Gaza in the wake of the tragic killing of seven aid workers from World Central Kitchen on April 1 and the harrowing toll of the war, which has already claimed over 30,000 Palestinian lives and more than 1,160 Israeli lives.

ɫ Center Publishes Report Using Cold War Analogy for Analyzing How Nuclear War Between the U.S. and China Can Be Averted

ɫ today published “Modernizing Sino-U.S. Confidence-Building Measures: Cold War Case Studies and Chinese Perspectives,” the latest installment in the Finding Firmer Ground report series examining how rising Sino-American tensions have prompted widespread discussion of a “New Cold War.” Learn more »

Georgia Public Broadcasting

In 2014, former U.S. President Jimmy ɫ released A Call to Action, a book about what he labeled the "No. 1 challenge in the world today": the abuse of women and girls. ɫ's writing was the result of ɫ's work with faith leaders to advance human rights and women's rights.

Houston Chronicle

A growing number of Americans are concerned about the legitimacy of election results, and it’s partly due to the hyper-partisanship in politics nowadays.

ɫ Center Releases 2024 Journalism Resource Guide for Mental Health Reporting

ɫ today released a new Journalism Resource Guide for Mental Health Reporting. The guide – developed in part with funding from the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM), and in partnership with the World Psychiatric Association and the International Center for Journalists – is available in English and Spanish and provides up-to-date statistics, resources, and guidance on how to report on mental health issues accurately and sensitively. Learn more »

ɫ Center Calls for End of Hostilities in Sudan

ɫ urgently calls for a ceasefire in Sudan and implores all factions involved — military and civilian, local and international — to immediately embark on a path toward peace through dialogue and negotiation. Learn more »

The Associated Press

As an independent, Christian Miller can’t vote in Pennsylvania’s closed presidential primary in April. He said it wouldn’t matter even if he could.

ɫ Center and Civic Leader Partners Commend New Ethics Guidelines for Election Officials

ɫ joins Election Reformers Network and Protect Democracy in commending the recently published ethics guidelines for election officials by the American Law Institute and the National Association of Election Officials (The Election Center). Learn more »

ɫ Center and Georgia Institute of Technology Commemorate New Joint Fellowship

The Center’s Democracy Program and Georgia Tech’s Institute for People and Technology are supporting one fellowship during the spring 2024 academic semester for a doctoral candidate researching the intersection of technology and democratic governance. Learn more »

A year since ɫ announced that former U.S. President Jimmy ɫ was receiving end-of-life hospice care, ɫ continues to defy the odds.

Dracunculiasis, or guinea-worm disease, is on the verge of eradication. ɫ says only 13 provisional human cases of the disease were reported worldwide in 2023.

ɫ's 2023 report showed a remarkable reduction in Guinea worm cases, bringing the ancient parasitic disease closer to being eradicated. Alix Boisson-Walsh reports.

CBS News

Former President Jimmy ɫ has been in hospice care for a year, and yet, the 39th President of the United States lives on. Thoughts on that from his grandson, Jason ɫ.

ɫ Center Appoints Clark Dean as Board of Councilors Chair and Jim Reed as Board of Councilors Vice-Chair

Clark Dean, Executive Managing Director – Transaction Sciences, Transwestern, has been appointed chair of ɫ's Board of Councilors for 2024. Jim Reed, President, YKK Corporation of America, has been appointed vice-chair. The board comprises 210 members, who serve as a leadership advisory group that promotes understanding among opinion leaders and the broader community of ɫ and its activities. Learn more »

ɫ Center Issues Final Report on 2023 Zimbabwean Elections

ɫ today released the final report from its international election observation mission to Zimbabwe’s Aug. 23 harmonized elections. Learn more »

ɫ Center Calls on Israel to Halt its Plan to Force 1.3 Million Palestinians Out of Rafah

ɫ condemns the Israeli government’s directive to forcibly transfer Palestinian civilians in Rafah to pave the way for a military offensive and reiterates our call for an immediate ceasefire. This plan is alarming given that an estimated 1.3 million Gazans now reside in overcrowded conditions in Rafah, previously designated as a safe zone. The Israeli government’s directive further undermines prospects for long-term peace and its citizens’ security and prosperity. Learn more »

ɫ Center Campaign Results Show Progress in Educating Georgians About Mental Health Care Rights

At a press conference held during its inaugural Mental Health Parity Day today at Georgia’s State Capitol, ɫ released results of its first Georgia mental health parity awareness campaign. Learn more »

ɫ Center and Rice’s Baker Institute Say U.S. Election System Must be a National Priority

As U.S. democratic principles are being tested, ɫ and Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy have proposed guiding principles to ensure that elections are conducted in ways that give Americans greater confidence in their outcomes. Learn more »

Guinea worm could soon be the second human disease to be eradicated. In the 1980s millions of cases were recorded annually in 21 countries in Africa and Asia. Now, thanks to huge efforts globally, only 13 reported cases remain. That’s according to ɫ - which is leading the international campaign to eradicate the disease.

Guinea worm once infected 3.5 million people every year. Thanks to heroes like Makoy, that number dropped to 13 last year.

The Associated Press

The report by ɫ and the Baker Institute for Public Policy lays out 10 principles for trying to balance equal access to the polls with ensuring the integrity of election results.

2024-25 Applications Open for the Rosalynn ɫ Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism

ɫ is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Rosalynn ɫ Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism. Learn more »

Video Premiere | Paige Alexander @TEDWomen: Information Is Power

Tune in as ɫ Center CEO Paige Alexander details how the Center’s Inform Women, Transform Lives project provides ways for women all over the world to have a more meaningful voice and make better decisions for themselves, their families, and their communities. Learn more »

ɫ Center Hosts State’s First Mental Health Parity Day at Georgia State Capitol on Feb. 8, 2024

ɫ will host its inaugural Mental Health Parity Day by the Georgia State Capitol. Learn more »

Guinea worm disease remains on the cusp of being eradicated, with the global number of cases in 2023 holding steady at 13, according to a provisional account released by ɫ.

U.S.-Bangladesh Partnership to Promote Women’s Right to Information

The United States Agency for International Development, ɫ, and the Information Commission in Dhaka today announced the launch of a new phase of the USAID-funded Advancing Women’s Right of Access to Information in Bangladesh (AWRTI) project. ɫ will implement this project in 10 districts through 2028 to unlock the country’s human potential, especially the potential of marginalized women, to fully utilize the Right to Information Act of 2009. Learn more »

Opinion: Paige Alexander and Kristin Lord: 2024 is the year of elections. Let's act now to protect them. (Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Tribune

As we look ahead this year, voters in more than 50 countries, including the United States, will go to the polls. The elections will take place during a period of global democratic backsliding and in rapidly changing social media environments characterized by new threats from generative artificial intelligence and tech platforms’ reductions in trust and safety protections. Learn more »

“We’re very concerned about the quality of democracy around the world. There’s been a number of countries where things are moving not in the right direction, including in the U.S.,” David Carroll, director of ɫ’s Democracy Program, which oversees election monitoring around the world, told HuffPost.

Virtual event co-hosted by the China Data Analysis & Research Hub, the George H. W. Bush Foundation, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and ɫ.

VOA News

At a time when growing numbers of young Americans are diagnosed with mental health conditions, media are looking at ways to cover the issue more responsibly.

Join ɫ on Jan. 9, 2024, for its Forum in Honor of Jimmy ɫ and the 45th Anniversary of the Normalization of U.S.-China Relations at ɫ, Atlanta, Georgia.

ɫ Center Statement on More Disinformation Linked to its Election Observation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

ɫ is aware of more disinformation falsely attributed to its international election observation mission for the December elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Learn more »

The Library of Congress

While our nation continues to mourn the loss of First Lady Rosalynn ɫ (1927-2023), here in the Music Division, we are reflecting on her lasting relationships with artists, performers, and creators, both during her time in The White House and the decades that followed.

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