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Awarded the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize for "his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts (and) to advance democracy and human rights," Carter earlier this month talked human rights at Emory University.
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Being a human rights advocate isn’t for everybody -- especially not now, the former president suggested while delivering the Centennial David J. Bederman Lecture at Emory University School of Law:
“If you run for office to be a champion for human rights, it may not be the most popular thing you do,” he quipped.
And right now in this country, he suggested, it may be a matter of playing the long game.
“The will of the American people now is kind of America First and let’s not impose our commitment to human rights on other people, which I think is a tragedy,” Carter said near the end of his speech. “But I don’t see how to change it with the current administration in Washington.
No word if the Carter-Sanders talk will dip into politics at all, but if it does, the two will have something to chew over: When Sanders waged his populist Democratic primary contest against Hillary Clinton, Carter kept mum for awhile but wound up backing the eventual nominee.
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