Civil rights advocate Peggy Lampl ’52 best known for establishing the modern format for presidential debates, launched onto the national stage as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Carter administration. She would later serve as executive director for the League of Women Voters and the Children's Defense Fund. In the 90s and 00s, Lampl was central in the development of two major projects: Crimes of War, a highly acclaimed guide to the laws of war, and Project Vote Smart, a non-partisan, interactive website that helps citizens make voting decisions based on the issues that are important to them.