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U.S. Role in the World: Challenges of the 21st Century

August 6, 2015, 6:15 PM


The Mid-Maine Global forum is pleased to present Waterville’s esteemed native son George Mitchell as our special guest speaker at our annual summer dinner program. Initially educated in Waterville public schools, Mitchell earned a BA from Bowdoin College in Brunswick and a JD from Georgetown University Law Center in  Washington, D.C.

After earning his law degree Mitchell remained in Washington, working as an attorney for the Department of Justice’s antitrust division (1960–62) and as an assistant to U.S. Sen. Edmund Muskie (1962–65). Mitchell left Washington to work for a law firm in Maine, but he maintained his political ties. He chaired the Maine Democratic Party (1966–68).  Senator Mitchell was US Senator from Maine from 1980 to 1995 and Senate Majority Leader from 1989 to 1995.  He was instrumental in peace negotiations in Northern Ireland in the 90s and, more recently (2009-11) was special envoy to the Middle East.  His latest book is The Negotiator: A Memoir.  Copies of will be available for purchase and signing.

His other books are:

  • Making Peace. New York: Knopf, 1999;
  • Not for America Alone: The Triumph of Democracy and the Fall of Communism. New York : Kodansha International, 1997; and
  • George J. Mitchell with William S. Cohen. Men of Zeal: A Candid Inside Story of the Iran-Contra Hearings. New York: Viking, 1988.

For more information on George J. Mitchell see:


We will have a wine and beer reception at 6:15 and dinner at 7:00, followed by Sen. Mitchell’s keynote address and a question-and-answer period. For dinner, you have your choice of entrée;

  • Balsamic Grilled Flank Steak with Rosemary Mushroom Sauce,
  • Barbecued Shrimp with Bacon-Cheddar Grits, or
  • Spaghetti Squash with Sofrito and Vegan Pinto Beans

Wine will be served with the dinner.

As seating is limited, please RSVP to rsvp@midmaineglobalforum.org or call 859-4730 as soon as possible to let us know your choice of dinner entree, and if you have a seating preference.

Please send a check, payable to Mid-Maine Global Forum, by Monday, August 3 to:

Teresa Van Deventer
Special Programs
4730 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901

Please join us as Sen. Mitchell shares his insights on the role of the U.S. in the world and the challenges of the 21st century.  We look forward to sharing an enjoyable and enriching evening with you!


August 6, 2015
6:15 PM


Schair Swenson Watson Alumni Center, Colby College
Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME United States
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