Friday November 2, 2012

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will host Sen. George J. Mitchell, a former Senate Majority Leader, in the second annual Michael S. and Kitty Dukakis Public Policy Lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, in the MCLA Campus Center gymnasium.

In addition to a career in the U.S. Senate that spanned 14 years, Mitchell served as chairman of the peace negotiations in Northern Ireland.

At the request of President Clinton, Prime Minister Barak and Chairman Arafat, Mitchell also served as chairman of an international fact finding committee that examined the current crisis between Israelis and Palestinians.

Made possible through the generosity of the Ruth Proud Charitable Trust, this event is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.

Prior to Mitchell’s presentation, the College will hold the second annual Michael S. and Kitty Dukakis Public Policy Benefit Dinner, "Dinner with Sen. George J. Mitchell and Gov. Michael S. and Kitty Dukakis," at 5 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center’s social hall. The cost is $250 per person, to benefit public policy initiatives at MCLA. Reservations are required.

For more information about the lecture, visit or contact Ashley Berridge at (413) 662-5185 or

For information or to reserve tickets for the dinner, contact Chelsey Burke at (413) 662-5391 or