Senator Mitchell PhotoThe Senator George J. Mitchell International Lecture Series brings a prominent 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.


Angus King to deliver 2017 George J. Mitchell Distinguished International Lecture

U.S. Senator Angus King will deliver the 2017 George J. Mitchell Distinguished International Lecture Wednesday, April 19, at 7 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel.

In January 2013 King was sworn in as Maine’s first Independent United States Senator, filling the same seat once held by storied Maine leaders Edmund Muskie, George Mitchell, and Olympia Snowe. Senator King is a member of the Armed Services Committee, the Select Committee on Intelligence, the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, the Committee on the Budget, and the Committee on Rules and Administration.
Senator King cofounded the Former Governors Caucus, which brings together the Senate’s former governors to chart pragmatic approaches to solutions, as well as the Senate Arctic Caucus, which hones in on Maine and America’s growing interest in the Arctic.

Senator King also served as the 72nd governor of Maine, and focused on economic development and job creation during his two terms in the Blaine House. Learn more about Senator King here >>>


Senator George J. Mitchell Distinguished International Lectures (in reverse chronological order):

Former U.S. Senator George J. Mitchell (March 15, 2016)

U.S. Senator from Maine Susan Collins (April 9, 2015)
Why Moderation and Bipartisanship Lead to Progress

Former U.S. Senator Thomas A. Daschle (April 16, 2014)

Former U.S. Senator Alan K. Simpson (April 10, 2013)

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)