The American Renewable Energy Day, or ARE Day, continues in Aspen with a discussion called “The Life of a Global Leader: Lessons of Statesmanship in Action” with President Jimmy Carter.
Jimmy Carter was born in 1924 in Plains, Georgia. In 1962 Carter entered state politics and was elected governor in 1970. In December 1974, Carter announced his candidacy for President of the United States. He defeated President Gerald Ford in 1976. Among the signature domestic issues Carter is remembered for include working against inflation and unemployment as well creating strategies during the energy crisis of the mid-late 1970s. Carter was defeated for re-election in 1980. He left office in January 1981 and has continued to be an advocate on various causes.