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2018 Senator George J. Mitchell Lecture on Sustainability: Healing Our Democracy
October 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
In his lecture titled “Healing Our Democracy,” Senator George J. Mitchell will examine various economic, social and political factors that are contributing to the high level of polarization and frustration evident in America. He will focus on promising strategies for addressing this challenge, including ways citizens and communities can use deliberation and consensus-building to grow their capacity for problem-solving.
Senator Mitchell is one of the most widely recognized and inspirational leaders in Maine. He served as the Democratic senator from Maine from 1980 to 1995 and Senate majority leader from 1989 to 1995. He was the primary architect of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement for peace in Northern Ireland, chairman of The Walt Disney Company, U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace, and the author of the Mitchell Report on the use of performance-enhancing drugs in baseball. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1999. Senator Mitchell is the author of six books, including, “The Negotiator: A Memoir” and his latest book, “A Path to Peace: A Brief History of Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations and a Way Forward in the Middle East.”
This event is free and open to all. Tickets are required and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
To register for the event, visit umaine.edu/mitchellcenter/news/mitchell-lecture/.
This lecture is sponsored by the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, School of Economics, UMaine Cooperative Extension, Maine Sea Grant, Rising Tide Center, Political Science Department and the Department of Communication and Journalism.