MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Former President Jimmy Carter was in the Twin Cities Friday afternoon to moderate a discussion on human rights and democracy as part of a Nobel Peace Prize forum.

He’ll start his visit by speaking to a group of students at Augsburg College, then attend a question and answer session at the Raddison Blu in downtown Minneapolis.

Carter was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his efforts to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts.

He was the 39th President of the United States, taking office in 1977, succeeding Gerald Ford and being defeated in the 1980 election by Ronald Reagan.

A WCCO viewer submitted a photo of Carter aboard his plane to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

According to the viewer, “He went and shook everyone’s hand.”

(credit: Cindy Kowalski Faulkner)

(credit: Cindy Kowalski Faulkner)


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