By Reid Oslin
Former US Sen. George J. Mitchell,
who brokered historic peace negotiations in Northern Ireland, will be the
featured speaker at the March 9 meeting of Boston Collegeís Chief Executives
Club of Boston. The luncheon will begin at noon at the Boston Harbor Hotel.
Mitchellís leadership played a key role in the 1998 accord between the governments of Ireland and the United Kingdom and the political parties of Northern Ireland that was overwhelmingly approved in a referendum held in the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland. Last year, he helped keep alive negotiations which ultimately produced Northern Irelandís first independent government in 25 years.
Now a special counsel for the Washington, DC law firm of Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand, Mitchell recently authored Making Peace, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at the development of the Irish peace process. He is also chairman of the International Crisis Group, a non-profit organization dedicated to crisis prevention in international affairs, and chairman of the Ethics Committee of the US Olympic Committee.
A former Democratic senator
from Maine, Mitchell served as Senate Majority Leader from 1989 through
1995, when he agreed to chair the peace negotiation effort.
The Chief Executives Club of
Boston, which is sponsored by the Carroll School of Management and directed
by CSOM Executive Director for Corporate and Government Affairs Peter Rollins,
has been rated the outstanding forum for business executives in the United
States by Top Speaking Forums, the nationís leading business speakers service.
Recent speakers at the CEO Club have included AT&T Chairman and CEO
C. Michael Armstrong and Time-Warner Corp. Chairman and CEO Gerald Levin.
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