Senator George J. Mitchell

Senator Mitchell has served the cause of peace and peacemaking around the world. After serving as a U.S. Attorney and U.S. District Court Judge, he entered the U.S. Senate in 1980. In 1989, he became Senate majority leader and held that position until he left the Senate in 1995. In 1995-99 he chaired peace negotiations in Northern Ireland resulting The Good Friday Agreement, a historic accord ending decades of conflict, and for which he received numerous awards and honors, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor the U.S. government can give; the Philadelphia Liberty Medal; the Truman Institute Peace Prize; the German (Hesse) Peace Prize; and the United Nations (UNESCO) Peace Prize. At the request of President Clinton and Israeli and Palestinian leaders, Senator Mitchell served in 2000-01 as chairman of an international fact-finding committee on violence in the Middle East. At the request of President Obama he served in 2009-11 as the U.S. Special Envoy to the Middle East.


Lord (Peter) Goldsmith QC, PC

Lord Goldsmith is London co-managing partner and Chair of European and Asian Litigation at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. From 2001-2007, Lord Goldsmith served as the UK's Attorney General, acting as chief legal adviser to the government on matters of domestic, European and international law. He has appeared at all levels of courts in the UK and in many cases in the House of Lords, the Privy Council and the Court of Appeal as well as international and European courts and in the courts of a number of other jurisdictions including the highest court in the Caribbean. Lord Goldsmith was made a Life Peer in 1999 and Privy Counsellor in 2001. In 1996, he founded the Bar of England and Wales' Pro Bono Unit, of which he is now President. He has been awarded the Lifetime Award for Extraordinary Contribution to the Development of Pro Bono Culture in Europe at the 2014 PILnet European Pro Bono Forum.