Public Programs & Outreach

“Reconceiving Reconciliation” with Sen. George Mitchell

Thursday, October 11, 2018 | 1:00pm

Presented by the Center for Anglican Communion Studies. Please note this event does not take place at the Cathedral.

Sen. George Mitchell, former United States Special Envoy for Northern Ireland 1995-2001) and for Middle East Peace (2009-2011) will give a keynote address on peacemaking, reconciliation, and how a grounding in faith can inform work in international arenas.

Senator George Mitchell has had a long and distinguished career. He served for several years as Chairman of DLA Piper, now Chairman Emeritus. Before that he served as a federal judge; as Majority Leader of the United States Senate; as Chairman of peace negotiations in Northern Ireland which resulted in an agreement that ended an historic conflict; 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. His most recent books are a memoir entitled The Negotiator: Reflections on an American Life, published in May 2015 and A Path To Peace, published in November 2016.

Following Senator Mitchell's address, Dr. Robert Heaney will moderate a panel of respondents, including Baroness May Blood, founding member of Northern Ireland Women's Coalition and lead proponent of the integrated schools movement in Northern Ireland.

This event is free, but registration is required. It will take place in Addison 101, Addison Academic Center at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA. For questions about this event, please contact Molly O'Brien, Administrative Coordinator, Center for Anglican Communion Studies, at [email protected].

  • Admission
  • Dates Offered
    • October 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Notifications
    • This event takes place at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA