Brings a prominent foreign policy leader to campus each fall for a lecture and a dinner designed to foster interaction with students, faculty, and members of the greater Waterville community while honoring former U.S. Senator, statesman, international negotiator, and Waterville native George Mitchell.
The series was launched by generous contributions from Mitchell family members and friends of the senator who were eager to bring a high-profile event to the Waterville area. They include Paul Mitchell, the senator's brother and a lifelong businessman in Waterville; his son Bill Mitchell, also a Waterville businessman and the senator's nephew; and three of Senator Mitchell's cousins, Bob Baldacci, a Portland consultant and brother of Maine's former governor, and Waterville attorneys John and Mark Nale.
Senator George J. Mitchell Distinguished International Lectures (in reverse chronological order):
U.S. Department of State Legal Adviser Harold Koh
International Lawyering for the U.S. Government in an Era of Smart Power (Feb. 26, 2012)
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg
American Leadership and International Cooperation in the 21st Century (Oct. 21, 2010)
Senator George J. Mitchell, U.S. special envoy to the Middle East
Conflict Resolution: George Mitchell Reflects on Personal Experiences (Oct. 22, 2009)
The Honorable Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State
(Oct. 25, 2007)
President Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and former U.N. High Commissioner of Human Rights
The Challenge of Human Rights in the 21st Century (Oct. 12, 2006)
Senator George J. Mitchell
America's Role in the 21st Century (Sept. 22, 2005)