On Wednesday, Secretary and Vice President for Student Life Kimberly Goff-Crews and Yale Center for the Study of Globalization director Ernesto Zedillo announced that former President Jimmy Carter will be speaking at Battell Chapel on Tuesday, Dec. 2.
Complimentary tickets to the event will be offered through a University-wide lottery system, Goff-Crews said in an email.
“[We] are delighted to announce that the Honorable Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States, will visit Yale on Tuesday, December 2… All members of the Yale community are invited,” her message read.
Though the exact content of the talk has yet to be announced, Carter is slated to discuss his newest book, “A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power,” during a similar event at Princeton University on Dec. 3, the day after his visit to New Haven. In the book, Carter explores the interaction between various religions and women’s rights.
During his term in office, which ran from 1977 to 1981, Carter created the Department of Energy and the Department of Education. He has remained active since leaving the White House through the Carter Center, which works to advance human rights across the globe. The Center’s work was a major reason for the Georgia native’s ability to claim the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize.
Other books written by Carter include “White House Diary” and “Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis.”