Former president and Rosalynn Carter have been to the National Geographic Society's headquarters in Washington, D.C. twice in the past two years. Former president Carter spoke at National Geographic's International Seminar and before many Society groups in January 2000, and then came again with Rosalynn this past July to speak in connection with the publication of a book written by their grandson, Jason Carter, Power Lines (National Geographic Books, 2002). Carter also wrote the introduction to a four-part series on global challenges for the February 2002 issue of National Geographic magazine.
During his first visit to National Geographic, the Society presented to Carter one of its famous map cabinets that have been given to all U.S. Presidents since Franklin D. Roosevelt. Apparently, Carter was missed while in office. His cabinet now hangs proudly in his study in Plains.
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