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Jimmy Carter offers to sit down with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un

11:56 am Oct. 10, 2017

Former President Jimmy Carter is offering to sit down with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, according to a retired University of Georgia professor – who has passed the word to a Korean newspaper.

Park Han-shik, an emeritus professor of international affairs at the University of Georgia, reported having the conversation with Carter, according to the Korea JoongAn Daily:

“Carter wants to meet with the North Korean leader and play a constructive role

Jimmy Carter presses U.S., North Korea to tone down escalating rhetoric

1:32 pm Aug. 10, 2017

Former President Jimmy Carter decried the escalating tensions between the U.S. and North Korean governments on Thursday, arguing that both sides should put an end to “warlike rhetoric” and encourage peace talks.

Without mentioning President Donald Trump by name, Carter offered a blunt assessment of the current state of play 48 hours after the commander-in-chief’s promise of “fire and fury” was met with a harsh response from the Korean peninsula. Carter

The science of rain delays: SunTrust is parked under a faucet

8:22 am Jul. 19, 2017

Where science and rain delays merge: The Atlanta Braves endured their 11th rain delay of the season on Tuesday.

Marshal Shepherd may know why.

He’s a professor of meteorology at the University of Georgia, is co-author of a study of urban rainfall patterns in and around Atlanta.

Using radar and rain gauge data, Shepherd partnered with two University of North Carolina academics and found that SunTrust Park, new home of the Atlanta Braves

Jimmy Carter on Bernie Sanders: ‘Can you all see why I voted for him?’

9:19 am May. 9, 2017

Former President Jimmy Carter on Monday suggested that had voted for Bernie Sanders in last year’s presidential primary. Our AJC colleague Jill Vejnoska monitored the Carter Center event that featured the two men, and had this:

President Jimmy Carter was absent from a list of Georgia Democratic supporters her campaign rolled out in October 2015 to forestall Sanders. But Carter’s grandson, former gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter, was on

When foreigners ask if it’s safe to visit the United States

9:00 am Mar. 11, 2017

If the Friendship Force were a woman, she would be the empress dowager of Atlanta’s ambitions to become an international city.

The foreign exchange network made its debut 40 years ago, at the height of the Cold War, during a White House ceremony presided over by two of Washington’s newest residents, Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter.

The concept was novel. Rather than stay in hotels, troupes of regular Americans without rank or