Students, faculty and staff are invited to join former Sen. George Mitchell for a discussion of his memoir, The Negotiator, on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 4 p.m. in the Raynor Memorial Libraries Beaumier Suites. The book reveals insights into the art of negotiation learned from his upbringing and his career in politics and business. Space is limited for the discussion. Register online.
Students, faculty, and staff can pick up a complimentary copy of The Negotiator in the Center for Peacemaking (1616 W. Wells St.). Faculty interested in having their students attend this event and receive copies of The Negotiator should contact Rev. T. Michael McNulty, S.J.
Mitchell, former senate majority leader and former chairman of the Walt Disney Company, played a leading role in negotiations for peace in Northern Ireland and the Middle East. He was appointed as the United States Special Envoy for Northern Ireland (1995–2001) by President Clinton and the United States Special Envoy for Middle East Peace (2009–2011) by President Obama. He was a primary architect of the 1996 Mitchell Principles and the 1998 Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland, and was the main investigator in two “Mitchell Reports,” one on the Arab–Israeli conflict (2001) and one on the use of performance-enhancing drugs in baseball (2007).
Mitchell’s visit to campus is sponsored by the Center for Peacemaking, Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, and the Raynor Memorial Libraries. For questions or special needs, please contact University Special Events at (414) 288-7431.