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Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 7:30 - 9:30 PM PST
2012 Feinberg Lecture: The Implications of the Arab Spring for Peace in the Middle East
Former Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell will be the 2012 Feinberg Lecture speaker on Tuesday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts. His lecture, "The Implications of the Arab Spring for Peace in the Middle East," will deal with timely current issues related to Arab states. The lecture is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and reservations are required. For more information or to RSVP please call Terrie Valenzuela 562.907.4219.
Cited by "Time" magazine as one of the "100 Most Influential Persons in the World," Mitchell has been a prominent figure in American politics for more than three decades, from his earliest appointment to Congress in 1980 to his more recent post as U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace, a term which concluded in May 2011. <24><24> While in the Senate, Mitchell served as Majority Leaders for six years and served on the Finance, Veterans Affairs, and Environment and Public Works Committees. Notably, he was instrumental in the passage of landmark legislation, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, laws improving higher education access, and ratification of the North American Free Trade Agreement and creation of the World Trade Organization.
Following his Congressional service, Mitchell guided numerous negotiations with foreign nations, chairing the Northern Ireland Peace Talks in the late 1990s and an International Fact-Finding Committee on violence in the Middle East in the early 2000s. Domestically, he oversaw high-profile investigations involving steroid use in Major League Baseball and mishandling of monies collected through the American Red Cross Liberty Fund, which provided relief for September 11 attack victims and their families. More »
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