4th Annual Gala and Peacebuilder Award Ceremony Honored George J. Mitchell

Peace through Perseverance

Monday, May 1, 2017   |   Drew University

The CRCC at Drew University was privileged to honor former Senator George Mitchell with the CRCC Peacebuilder award.  A respected member of the Senate and successful peace negotiator, George Mitchell was inspiring and insightful.

“At Drew University, former U.S. Peace Envoy and Sen. George Mitchell spoke convincingly about macro issues like immigration and globalization and how they affect America. Several times, his audience at the annual gala of Drew’s Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict applauded in consent. Attendees were downright rapt, however, when Mitchell turned personal and reflected on his parents—immigrants from Ireland and Lebanon who worked hard to create opportunities for their five children.

“In a single short anecdote, Mitchell distilled the essence of America—a land of opportunity for all, regardless of origin. And while his parents weren’t highly educated, they instinctively understood the ideals of their adopted homeland. It’s a lesson that remains with the global statesman today … Read more at Drew Today.

George Mitchell received the CRCC Peacebuilder Award from Director Jonathan Golden
George Mitchell received the CRCC Peacebuilder Award from Director Jonathan Golden
Dean Javier Viera, Dean Christopher Taylor, Drew President MaryAnn Baenninger, George Mitchell, CRCC Director Jonathan Golden
Dean Javier Viera, Dean Christopher Taylor, Drew President MaryAnn Baenninger, George Mitchell, CRCC Director Jonathan Golden
George Mitchell with Judith Campbell, CRCC Executive Advisory Board Interim Chair
George Mitchell with Judith Campbell, CRCC Executive Advisory Board Interim Chair
Barbara Jones, Consul General for Ireland, and Drew President MaryAnn Baenninger with CRCC students Hannah Kohn and Engy Gadelmawla
Barbara Jones, Consul General for Ireland, and Drew President MaryAnn Baenninger with CRCC students Hannah Kohn and Engy Gadelmawla
The Center for Religion, Culture and Conflict and Drew University honors Senator George Mitchell with the CRCC Peacebuilder award, May 1, 2017.
The Center for Religion, Culture and Conflict and Drew University honors Senator George Mitchell with the CRCC Peacebuilder award, May 1, 2017.

The Center for Religion, Culture and Conflict and Drew University honors Senator George Mitchell with the CRCC Peacebuilder award, May 1, 2017.

The Center for Religion, Culture and Conflict and Drew University honors Senator George Mitchell with the CRCC Peacebuilder award, May 1, 2017.

The Center for Religion, Culture and Conflict and Drew University honors Senator George Mitchell with the CRCC Peacebuilder award, May 1, 2017.

The Center for Religion, Culture and Conflict and Drew University honors Senator George Mitchell with the CRCC Peacebuilder award, May 1, 2017.

The Center for Religion, Culture and Conflict and Drew University honors Senator George Mitchell with the CRCC Peacebuilder award, May 1, 2017.

The Center for Religion, Culture and Conflict and Drew University honors Senator George Mitchell with the CRCC Peacebuilder award, May 1, 2017.

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