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"To Hell with the Future, Let's Get On With the Past": George Mitchell in Northern Ireland

By:
 James Sebenius and Daniel F. Curran   (Published July 09, 2001)
Product number:
PON-1
Length:
46 pages
English:
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Product Type:
Discussion-Based Case Study
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Abstract

Part of the PON Great Negotiator Case Study Series, this 46-page factual case study examines the strategies and tactics used by U.S. negotiator George Mitchell during his two-year tenure as chairman of the all-party talks in Northern Ireland between 1996 and 1998. His efforts culminated in the signing of the historic Good Friday Accords. In 2000, Mitchell received the Program on Negotiation "Great Negotiator" award.

Learning Objectives

To examine and discuss the tactics and strategy used by U.S. negotiator George Mitchell during his two-year tenure as chairman of the all-party talks in Northern Ireland.

Subjects Covered

Negotiation, strategy, international dispute resolution.

Setting

Geographic: United Kingdom, Ireland, Nothern Ireland

Event Year Begin: 1996

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