Adolfo P. Esquivel
Al Gore
Alice Walker
Amitabha Sadangi
Anderson Cooper
Andrew Young
Ann Cotton
Annie Lennox
Arun Gandhi
Bart Weetjens
Benazir Bhutto
Betty Williams
Bianca Jagger
Bill Cosby
Bill Drayton
Bishop C.F.X. Belo
Bob Geldof
Bono
Bunker Roy
Carlos Santana
César E. Chávez
Chief L. George
Christ. Amanpour
Clarence B. Jones
Colin Powell
Connie Duckworth
Coretta Scott King
Craig Kielburger
Dalai Lama
Daniel Lubetzky
David Brower
David Ho
David Trimble
Desmond Tutu
Dith Pran
Dolores Huerta
Don Cheadle
Dorothy Height
Dorothy Stoneman
Elie Wiesel
Eric Schwarz
Frederik W de Klerk
Gary Cohen
Geoffrey Canada
George Clooney
George Lucas
George Mitchell
Gérard Jean-Juste
Gillian Caldwell
Greg Boyle
Greg Mortenson
Hafsat Abiola
Harry G. Belafonte
Harry Wu
Helen Caldicott
Henry A. Kissinger
Ida Jackson
Immaculee Ilibagiza
Ingrid Betancourt
Ingrid W. El-Issa

George Mitchell

Biography

George MitchellWith the firm belief that peace is always possible, and the practical experience as a peace negotiator in the once war-torn Northern Ireland to back it up, George Mitchell has become an invaluable resource to the United States government, particularly in times of conflict. Born in 1933 in Waterville, Maine, Mitchell has dedicated himself equally to issues of peace, justice, and education throughout his more than four decades of service to the United States. He began that service at the age of twenty-one with a two-year stint in the United States Army. He then received a law degree from Georgetown University and subsequently worked as an attorney for the Department of Justice, which marked his transition into politics. As of now, Mitchell has served as the U.S. Attorney for Maine, has been appointed to the U.S. Senate, elected Senate Majority Leader and, most recently, named American Special Envoy to the Middle East. In the fifteen years between his Senate work and his current post in the Obama administration, Mitchell concentrated on his passion for education. He served as the Chancellor of the Queen's University of Belfast where, today, a graduate scholarship for a dozen American students each year is named for him. A native of Maine, Mitchell also founded the Mitchell Institute, which works to inspire students from every geographic location in the state to earn a college degree. A brilliant attorney, inspirational diplomat, and indefatigable advocate for education who has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, George Mitchell has, without a doubt, established a lasting legacy not only in the United States, but abroad.

Quotations

"There is no such thing as a conflict that can't be ended. Conflicts are created, conducted and sustained by human beings. They can be ended by human beings."

References

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