Former U.S. Senator George Mitchell ’54 spoke to a packed audience recently about the volatile situation in the Middle East at the University of California Los Angeles. He was on campus to deliver the 2012 Bernard Brodie Distinguished Lecture on the Conditions of Peace organized by UCLA’s Burkle Center for International Relations.
Following his remarks, Sen. Mitchell had a conversation with Renee Montagne of NPR, and before the event, he was interviewed by Patt Morrison for Southern California Public Radio.
Senator Mitchell served the Obama administration as Middle East envoy from 2009 to 2011, and was chairman of peace negotiations in Northern Ireland in the late 1990s.