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Europe Book Club: Making Peace by George Mitchell

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It has been over 20 years since the Good Friday Agreement, a Treaty that ended the violence in Northern Ireland. The process to get to that agreement was anything but smooth, however. Debates, disagreements, shouting, and walk-outs were common occurrences during the negotiations. One person who had a front-row seat to these proceedings was US Special Envoy for Northern Ireland and former President of the US Senate Senator George Mitchell. Mitchell's book Making Peace is his memoirs of that period in history, telling both the story of the negotiation process and his part in it, but also his own personal history during the period.

With Brexit complicating the status of Northern Ireland, what does the future hold twenty years after this important agreement? Join us to discuss this question as well as Senator Mitchell's book.