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Former President Jimmy Carter to speak at Nobel Prize event in Minneapolis


Minneapolis will roll out the red carpet on Friday for former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.

President Carter is among the featured speakers at the 27th Nobel Peace Prize Forum, which will be held between Friday and Sunday at the Radisson Blu Hotel downtown.

He will hold a discussion about human rights and democracy titled "Call to Action: Woman, Religion, Violence and Power" in the hotel's Scandinavian room at 3:45 p.m., according to the forum program.

WCCO reports Carter will also pay a visit to Augsburg College earlier in the day, speaking to 530 students from grades K-12 from the Twin Cities and Wisconsin at Si Melby Hall.

Carter, who was the 39th president, serving between 1977 and 1981, was in the Twin Cities in February last year, when he attended the funeral of Jean Mondale, the wife of his vice president and Minnesotan Walter Mondale.

Mondale will be introducing Carter before his speech at the forum.

Unfortunately, tickets to see speeches by President Carter and other speakers, including former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland, on Friday are sold out, though there are still tickets available for Saturday and Sunday at $75 plus a booking fee.

Last year's Nobel Peace Prize Forum, held at the Minneapolis Convention Center, featured the Dalai Lama as the keynote speaker.

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