Distinguished Diplomat and World Leader; Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient
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A brilliant statesman on the global stage, George Mitchell is the man presidents, prime ministers and corporate, business and sports leaders trust to handle the delicate issues of peace negotiation and conflict resolution. His illustrious career includes serving as President Obama’s Special Envoy for Middle East Peace; chairing the historic peace accords in Northern Ireland that brought warring factions together for the first time in decades; leading the investigation into the use of performance-enhancing drugs by Major League Baseball players; and serving as U.S. Senator (D-ME) for 15 years including six as Senate Majority Leader.
In recognition of his extraordinary work, Mitchell has received many awards and accolades. He is the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the U.S. Government; the Philadelphia Liberty Medal; the Truman Institute Peace Prize, and the United Nations (UNESCO) Peace Prize. In 2008, TIME Magazine named Mitchell one of the 100 most influential persons in the world.
With a depth and breadth of experience unmatched on the contemporary geo-political and -economic scene, George Mitchell provides astute insight, penetrating intelligence and exceptional perspective on a wide variety of global and domestic issues. His highly informative, provocative presentations are customized to fulfill individual client needs and objectives and tailored specifically for audience engagement. Topics include but are not limited to:
• Global Politics and Economics
• U.S. Foreign Policy
• U.S. Politics and the 2012 Elections
• Conflict Negotiation and Resolution: From the Global Stage to the Boardroom
• Business Leadership and Perspectives
ABOUT George Mitchell (+/-)
Leading the Public and Private Sector with Intelligence and Insight
Mitchell currently serves as chairman emeritus and Ex Officio Member of the global board for international law firm DLA Piper. He previously served as chairman of the Board of Directors of The Walt Disney Company; a member of the Board of the Boston Red Sox and a director of several companies, including Federal Express, Xerox, Staples, Unilever and Starwood Hotels and Resorts. He also served for ten years as the chancellor of Queen’s University of Northern Ireland; as president of the Economic Club of Washington and as chairman of the International Crisis Group.
Acclaimed Author Drawing from Exceptional Experience
Mitchell is the author of four books. With his colleague, Sen. Bill Cohen of Maine, he wrote Men of Zeal, describing the Iran-Contra investigation. In 1990, Mitchell wrote, World on Fire, describing the threat of the greenhouse effect and recommending steps to curb it. His next book, published in 1997, was Not For America Alone: The Triumph of Democracy and The Fall of Communism. In 1999, Mitchell wrote Making Peace, an account of his experience in Northern Ireland.