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118th Annual Dinner

November 5, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Annual Dinner of The American Irish Historical Society is a black tie event held each year in the Grand Ballroom of The Waldorf Astoria Hotel located at 301 Park Ave, New York, NY 10022.  This year’s Annual Dinner will be held on Nov. 5 2015.  The culmination of the Annual Dinner is the Gold Medal award.  The 2015 Gold Medal recipient will be the Honorable George J. Mitchell Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader.   If you would like to attend the Annual Dinner, please fill out the form below.

Cocktail Reception: 6:30pm    Dinner: 7:30pm


Senator George J. Mitchell

George J. Mitchell entered the U.S. Senate in 1980 and went on to an illustrious career in the Senate that spanned 14 years. In January 1989, he became Senate majority leader.  He held that position until he left the Senate in 1995. Earlier he served as U.S. Attorney and U.S. District Court Judge.

In 1995-99 he chaired peace negotiations in Northern Ireland, 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.

He served as chairman of The Walt Disney Company, and as chairman of the International Crisis Group, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention of crises in international affairs. 

He is now Chairman Emeritus of the global law firm DLA Piper.

Sen. Mitchell is the author of five books. The most recent, a memoir entitled The Negotiator: Reflections on an American Life, was published in May 2015.

In 2008 Time Magazine described him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.



Atttend the 2015 Annual Dinner



November 5, 2015
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
310 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022 United States
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The American Irish Historical Society
The American Irish Historical Society is a cultural institution featuring a library and archive, public arts programming, and events space.
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