The Mitchell Scholarship


During a trip to meet with political leaders in Northern Ireland, Senator George J. Mitchell gathered with nine members of the current Mitchell Scholar class in Dublin.  Over tea, the 19th class of Scholars shared with the Senator highlights of their year in Ireland, their current academic pursuits, and future plans. The group also discussed Brexit, its potential impact on the Irish economy and on the current peace that exists in Northern Ireland. The Senator spoke broadly of peace processes and the importance of building consensus, even if the end result is imperfect. Senator Mitchell has met with nearly every class of Mitchell Scholars since 2001, when the first class completed their year in Ireland. The gathering took place in the Constitution Room at the Shelbourne Hotel, where the Irish Constitution was drafted in 1922.