Jimmy Carter to speak at LBJ Library

February 15, 2011 4:16:40 AM PST
Former President Jimmy Carter will speak about his years as president and offer observations about current events during a presentation at the LBJ Library in Austin. Carter was deeply involved in the Middle East peace process while president between1977 and 1981. He was close to Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, who was succeeded by Hosni Mubarak.

The LBJ Library's director, Mark Updegrove, will lead the conversation with Carter in front of a live audience, which will also ask questions. Carter will discuss his latest book, "A White House Diary." Free tickets to the event were handed out last month.

Carter was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his work in Africa.

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