The World Affairs Council of Maine
is pleased to present
A Special Evening with
Thursday, May 14th
at Preti Flaherty
One City Center, Portland
This is a special opportunity for our members and friends to engage in a conversation with Senator George Mitchell. Registration is limited.
Senator George Mitchell will speak from his new memoir, The Negotiator: Reflections on an American Life, with a focus on his instrumental work on international issues and peace negotiations. The talk will be followed by a reception with drinks and heavy hors d'oeuvres. The bar is generously provided by Preti Flaherty. All attendees will receive a copy of The Negotiator (Simon and Schuster, May 2015, a $28 value!), hot off the presses.
Doors open at 5:10. Please arrive in time for a 5:30 start.
George Mitchell served as a Democratic Senator from Maine from 1980 to 1995 and Senate Majority Leader from 1989 to 1995. He was the primary architect of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement for peace in Northern Ireland, chairman of The Walt Disney Company, US Special Envoy for Middle East Peace, and the author of the Mitchell Report on the use of performance enhancing drugs in baseball. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1999.
The Negotiator: Compelling, poignant, enlightening stories from former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell about growing up in Maine, his years in the Senate, working to bring peace to Northern Ireland and the Middle East, and what he’s learned about the art of negotiation during every stage of his life.
It’s a classic story of the American Dream. George Mitchell grew up in a working class family in Maine, experiencing firsthand the demoralizing effects of unemployment when his father was laid off from a lifelong job. But education was always a household priority, and Mitchell embraced every opportunity that came his way, eventually becoming the ranking Democrat in the Senate during the administrations of George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.
Told with wit, frankness, and a style all his own, Senator Mitchell’s memoir reveals many insights into the art of negotiation. Mitchell looks back at his adventures in law and politics—including instrumental work on clean air and water legislation, the Iran-Contra hearings, and healthcare reform—as well as life after the Senate, from leading the successful Northern Ireland peace process, to serving as chairman of The Walt Disney Company, to heading investigations into the use of steroids in baseball and unethical activity surrounding the Olympic Games. Through it all, Senator Mitchell’s incredible stories—some hilarious, others tragic, all revealing—offer invaluable insights into critical moments in the last half-century of business, law, and politics, both domestic and international.
Thank you to our sponsor, HeadInvest
And to our host, Preti Flaherty
Parking is available in the One City Center Parking Garage, accessible from either Monument Square or Free street.
Please note that we are not able to issue refunds for cancellations made within 72 hours of the event.