Meet George J. Mitchell and Alon Sachar

  • December 1, 2016

The authors of A Path to Peace come to DC on Sat., Dec. 3rd, at 1PM.

Meet George J. Mitchell and Alon Sachar

In his memoir, Mitchell, the longtime Maine senator and Senate majority leader from 1989 to 1995, characterized himself as The Negotiator. But while his work on the 1998 Good Friday Agreement for peace in Northern Ireland was successful, his efforts as U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East peace from 2009 to 2011 failed to achieve their objective. Reasons for the ongoing stalemate in Israeli-Palestinian relations are many and deep rooted; here, Mitchell draws on his long experience with the region to give both a historical overview of past negotiations and a look ahead to what each side must be prepared to concede if peace is ever to become a reality.

Mitchell will be joined by his co-author Alon Sachar. Sachar has worked to advance Middle East peace under two US administrations as an adviser to the US Ambassador to Israel, Daniel B. Shapiro from 2011-2012, and to President Obama’s Special Envoys for Middle East Peace, George J. Mitchell and David Hale, from 2009 to 2011. He served in the State Department's Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, and has also worked out of the US Consulate in Jerusalem, which serves as the US diplomatic mission to the Palestinians. Today, Sachar is a lawyer based in California where he was born and raised.

This event is free to attend with no reservation required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Click here for more information.
At Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC.
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