President Jimmy Carter announces cancer diganosis

Philip Goduti

Phil Goduti, an adjunct professor of history, is available to discuss the legacy of President Jimmy Carter, who today revealed details of his cancer diagnosis.

"Former President Jimmy Carter's post-presidency is one without precedent and has been a catalyst of change across the globe, addressing issues such as government corruption, rights violations and hunger," Goduti said. "While his presidency has been received with mixed reviews from historians, it is clear that President Carter has been a force almost immediately after his term ended in 1981. With The Carter Center, established in 1982, he made a commitment to affect societies worldwide. Using that forum he was involved in diplomatic efforts in North Korea, the Middle East and Africa, to name a few. His Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 is a testament to those efforts and his commitment to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts. His legacy is larger than the four years he spent in the White House, and continues to endure. With that in mind, his announcement that he has cancer will affect not only the United States, but the world that he has been so much part for all these years."

To speak to Goduti, please call John Morgan, associate vice president for public relations, at 203-206-4449 (cell) or 203-582-5359 (office).


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