Event Date: Friday April 29, 2016
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Location: Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall, Harvard Law School

A video recording of this event is available for viewing on our YouTube Channel.

The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School is pleased to present:

Lessons from a Great Negotiator:
A Conversation with Senator George Mitchell

Join us for a discussion with

Senator George Mitchell

Senator George Mitchell

Recipient of the Great Negotiator Award
Former United States Senator
Former US Special Envoy for Middle East Peace

Moderated by

Bob Mnookin

Professor Robert Mnookin

Samuel Williston Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Chair, Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School
Director, Harvard Negotiation Research Project


James Sebenius

Professor James Sebenius

Gordon Donaldson Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Vice-Chair of Practice-Focused Research, Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School


Friday, April 29, 2016
10:00 – 11:30 AM
Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall
Harvard Law School Campus

Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

About Senator George Mitchell:

In 2000, the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School honored Senator George Mitchell with the Great Negotiator Award for his work as the Independent Chairman of the Northern Ireland Peace Talks. Under his leadership, the Good Friday Agreement, an historic accord ending decades of conflict, was agreed to by the governments of Ireland and the United Kingdom and the political parties of Northern Ireland. For his service in Northern Ireland Senator Mitchell received numerous other awards and honors, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor given by the US government; the Philadelphia Liberty Medal; the Truman Institute Peace Prize; and the United Nations (UNESCO) Peace Prize.

Senator George Mitchell has had a long and distinguished career. In addition to serving as Chairman of peace negotiations in Northern Ireland, he served for several years as Chairman of DLA Piper, now Chairman Emeritus; as a federal judge; as Majority Leader of the United States Senate; and most recently, as U.S. Special Envoy to the Middle East. In 2008, Time Magazine described him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Senator Mitchell is the author of five books. The most recent, a memoir entitled The Negotiator: Reflections on an American Life, was published in May 2015.


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