A brilliant statesman on the global stage, George Mitchell is the man presidents, prime ministers and corporate, business and sports leaders trust to handle the delicate issues of peace negotiation and conflict resolution. His illustrious career includes serving as President Obama's Special Envoy for Middle East Peace; chairing the historic peace accords in Northern Ireland that brought warring factions together for the first time in decades; leading the investigation into the use of performance-enhancing drugs by Major League Baseball players; and serving as U.S. Senator (D-ME) for 15 years including six as Senate Majority Leader.
In recognition of his extraordinary work, Mitchell has received many awards and accolades. He is the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the U.S. Government; the Philadelphia Liberty Medal; the Truman Institute Peace Prize, and the United Nations (UNESCO) Peace Prize. In 2008, TIME Magazine named Mitchell one of the 100 most influential persons in the world.