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Jimmy Carter Visits San Francisco

Carter is a Nobel Peace Prize winner and the 39th president of the U.S.



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    Former President Jimmy Carter will visit San Francisco today to speak about the the challenges facing the U.S. as a world superpower.

    During his tenure as the 39th president of the U.S., President Carter helped broker peace between Israel and Egypt, established diplomatic relations with China and signed the SALT II treaty with the Soviet Union to reduce the world's arsenal of nuclear weapons.

    Carter won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.

    Carter will be speaking at a Commonwealth Club event at 12:30 p.m. at the Herbst Theater in the War Memorial Building, located at 401 Van Ness Ave.

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