The Carter Center is hosting a conference in Atlanta on international business practices and corruption Wednesday, June 20.

          Sponsored by the newly formed Carter Center Council for Ethical Business Practices, the conference will address global codes of conduct, enforcement of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the realities of avoiding corruption in international business.

          President Carter, who oversaw passage of the FCPA in 1977, will open the conference, and David L. Aaron, former U.S. ambassador to the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, will be the keynote luncheon speaker.

          The council is composed of representatives from Alston & Bird law firm, BellSouth International Corp., Delta Air Lines, Invesco Corp., King & Spalding law firm, Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems, Mirant Corp., Troutman Sanders law firm and United Parcel Service.

          Other sponsors of the event include the Georgia Department of Industry, Trade and Tourism and the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.

          The cost is $75. Call Kay Torrance by noon on Tuesday, June 19, at (404) 420-5129 to register. Visit council for more information.