George Mitchell has a well-earned and respected global reputation for always willing to take on the tough jobs and putting to work his decades of experience, commitment to fairness and capabilities to untangle the thorniest of disputes or the most challenging, sensitive investigations. Mitchell recently stepped down as President Obama’s Special Envoy for Middle East Peace. His illustrious career includes chairing the peace negotiations in Northern Ireland that brought warring factions together for the first time in decades, ultimately resulting in the historic Good Friday Agreement with Mitchell receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom and a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize; leading the investigation into the use of performance-enhancing drugs by Major League Baseball players; chair of the special commission investigating allegations of impropriety in the bidding process for the Olympic Games; overseeing the American Red Cross Liberty Disaster Relief Fund; chancellor of The Queen’s University of Northern Ireland; chairman of the International Crisis Group, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention of crises in international affairs; chairman of The Walt Disney Company; and U.S. Senator (D-ME) for 15 years including serving for six years as Senate Majority Leader.
Mitchell customizes his presentations for audiences with a range of topics including