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04 April 2008
Philharmonic Hall, 6pm Thursday 24 April
Senator George Mitchell will deliver a Roscoe Lecture on Thursday 24 April. The lecture entitled 'The challenges facing western democracies in the 21st century' will take place in the Philharmonic Hall, starting at 6pm.
If you'd like to reserve tickets for this lecture, please email: email@example.com or call ext: 3852. Please note: members of the audience will only be able to enter the Hall from 5.30pm onwards. For directions to the Philharmonic Hall, click here: www.liverpoolphil.com/content/AbouttheHall/HowToFindUs.aspx
Due to the constraints of the venue it will not be possible to stage the usual 'Questions from the floor' session at the end of the lecture. However, LJMU is keen to give as wide an audience as possible the opportunity to submit questions fpr the Speaker.
If you have a question for Senator Mitchell, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org by the 14 April 2008.
About Senator George Mitchell
George Mitchell was appointed to the US Senate in 1980 to complete the unexpired term of Senator Edmund Muskie and was elected to the Senate in 1982. In 1988 he was re-elected with 81% of the vote, the largest margin in the history of Maine. He served 14 years in the Senate, becoming Senate Majority Leader in 1989.
He enjoyed bipartisan respect and for six consecutive years was voted 'the most respected Member' of the Senate. Among his interests were finance and trade, the environment and social welfare. He led legislative initiatives on transport, higher education, child care and the extension of civil rights protections to those with disabilities.
He left the US Senate in 1995 and President Clinton appointed him special advisor to the President of the United States and Secretary of State for economic initiatives in Ireland. He authored the Mitchell Report on Decommissioning and chaired the Northern Ireland Multi-Party Talks 1996-98.
He served as chairman of the International Crisis Group, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the prevention of crises in international affairs, as chairman of the Special Commission investigating allegations of impropriety in the bidding process for the Olympic Games, and as chairman of the National Health Care Commission. Working on a pro bono basis, Senator Mitchell was the independent overseer of the American Red Cross Liberty Disaster Relief Fund, an organisation formed to help victims of the 9/11 attacks.
At the request of President Bill Clinton and Israeli and Palestinian leaders, Senator Mitchell served as chairman of an international fact-finding committee on violence in the Middle East. The committee's recommendation, widely known as 'The Mitchell Report', was endorsed by the Bush Administration, the European Union, and many other governments.
Senator Mitchell is the author of four books: 'Men of Zeal', co-authored with his colleague, former Senator William S Cohen, on the Iran-Contra investigation; 'World on Fire', speaking to the threat of the greenhouse effect and recommending steps to curb it; 'Not For America Alone: The Triumph of Democracy and The Fall of Communism'; and 'Making Peace', an account of his experiences in Northern Ireland.
Among his numerous awards and honours, he was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civil honour bestowed by the US Government.
Senator Mitchell is Chairman of the Global Board of DLA Piper, who are kindly sponsoring this Roscoe Lecture.