Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter to speak at Illinois College

JACKSONVILLE - Former President Jimmy Carter is scheduled to speak at Illinois College on Tuesday as part of the institution's Phi Alpha lecture series.

Carter, who served in the White House from 1977 until 1981 and won a Nobel Peace Prize in 2002, will speak about a Middle East peace initiative on Illinois College's campus in Jacksonville.  The event will be open to the public.

The Phi Alpha lecture series was named after a literary society at Illinois College.  Journalist Helen Thomas and Democratic United States Senator Dick Durbin have also spoken as part of the lecture series.
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