Jimmy Carter tickets go on sale Tuesday, June 9 | AspenTimes.com

Jimmy Carter tickets go on sale Tuesday, June 9

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President Jimmy Carter was the featured speaker at the Hotel Jerome last summer as part of the 11th annual ARE Day summit in Aspen.
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Tickets go on sale June 9 for the June 23 conversation featuring President Jimmy Carter, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter and Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson.

The talk, part of the McCloskey Speaker Series, is set for 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Greenwald Pavilion on the Institute’s Aspen Meadows Campus. Doors will open at 2:45 p.m. and any unclaimed tickets will be sold at the door.

Tickets are $20 and be purchased at http://www.aspenshowtix.com, by calling 970-920-5770, or in person at the Wheeler Opera House.

The 39th president of the U.S., Carter served from 1977 to 1981. In 2002, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in international conflict resolution, human rights, and economic and social development. Both the former president and his wife are founders and trustees of The Carter Center, an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization dedicated to the alleviation of human suffering at home and in the developing world through programs focusing on peace and health. Carter also is the author of 28 books.

As First Lady, Rosalynn Carter served as active honorary chair of the President’s Commission on Mental Health, where she played a central role in the passage of the Mental Health Systems Act of 1980. Today, she is an advocate for mental health, care giving, human rights and conflict resolution through her work with The Carter Center, where she serves as chairperson of the Center’s Mental Health Task Force.