George Mitchell to speak at Bowdoin on Middle East

Posted Nov. 14, 2011, at 5:12 a.m.

BRUNSWICK, Maine — Former senator and special envoy George Mitchell is returning to his alma mater to talk about his experiences in the Middle East and other topics.

The former Democratic Senate leader from Maine, a member of the Bowdoin College Class of 1954, will speak at Bowdoin Monday evening.

He plans to speak about his experiences in the Middle East, where he served as President Barack Obama’s special peace envoy, and the importance of education and scholarships given in his name. Mitchell will also take questions from the audience.

Mitchell’s talk coincides with the launch of the Bowdoin Library’s George J. Mitchell Oral History Project, the website which goes live the day of his talk.

Mitchell’s talk is open to the public free of charge.