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Registration opens for Carter conference

Registration will be available beginning Nov. 1 for the conference, “The Carter Presidency: Lessons for the 21st Century.”

The conference will be held Jan. 19-21 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel.

UGA will mark the 30th anniversary of President Jimmy Carter’s inauguration by hosting a major gathering of Carter administration officials, journalists, academics and other public officials to assess the lessons of the Carter presidency and discuss issues such as energy policy, the Middle East, Islamic fundamentalism, environmental concerns, human rights and mental health. More than a retrospective, the symposium will illuminate issues of national and international importance.

The event will feature a town hall meeting with the former president and his wife and a banquet dinner.

Registration before Dec. 1 is $299; after that date it is $399. More information about the conference is available online (­carterconference/headliners.html).

Brian Williams, Emmy and Peabody award-winning anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, will serve as the chief moderator on Jan. 20. Other prominent participants will be announced in the coming weeks.