4:00 p.m., MARY PICKFORD AUDITORIUM
Recently, Senator Mitchell served as chairman of the peace negotiations in Northern Ireland. Under his leadership a historic accord was agreed upon by the governments of Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the political parties of Northern Ireland. In 1998 the voters of Northern and Southern Ireland endorsed this agreement. Senator Mitchell's leadership in Northern Ireland earned him praise worldwide.
Senator Mitchell is the author of several books including Not For America Alone: The Triumph of Democracy and The Fall of Communism (1997), and World on Fire: Saving an Endangered World (1991). After leaving the Senate, Senator Mitchell joined the Washington firm of Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand. He now serves as a director of Walt Disney Company, Federal Express Corporation, Xerox Corporation, UNUM Insurance Corporation, KTI Inc., Unilever, Staples, and Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Senator George Mitchell appears at the Athenaeum as one of the Claremont McKenna College Res Publica speakers.