348 S. Fifth Street Highlands NC 28741 US

Start date: Thursday, August 1 2024.


 On Thursday, August 1, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Resource person: Audra Bullard - office@clehighlands.com


Since 1989, The Carter Center has observed 115 elections in 40 countries. In that time, the Center has seen firsthand that public information and transparency—the ability of citizens to “see into” and understand the legal and administrative mechanics of the election—are key to bolstering trust. Carter Center Chief Executive Officer Paige Alexander will share lessons learned from The Carter Center’s more than 30 years in election monitoring and explain how they will bring that experience to bear in the run-up to the 2024 election. She will also share more details about The Carter Center’s work to strengthen trust in the U.S. electoral process by providing information to voters, encouraging the U.S. to meet international election standards, promoting nonpartisan citizen observation, and working to mitigate possible electoral violence.

Presenter: Paige Alexander is the chief executive officer of The Carter Center, a nonprofit organization founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter to advance peace and health worldwide. The Center has helped improve people’s lives in over 80 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; and improving mental health care. Before joining The Carter Center, Alexander had a distinguished global development career, with more than two decades of experience in the government and nonprofit sectors. She has held senior leadership positions at two regional bureaus of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), covering missions and development programs in 25 countries. She held several roles in USAID’s Bureau for Europe and the Newly Independent States Task Force, as well as two Senate-confirmed positions: assistant administrator for Europe and Eurasia, and assistant administrator of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Bureau where she oversaw 1,000 employees, programs in 12 countries, and more than $1.4 billion in annual funding.

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