Case | HBS Case Collection | May 2001 (Revised March 2008)

"To hell with the future, let's get on with the past." George Mitchell in North Ireland

by James K. Sebenius and Daniel F. Curran

Abstract

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. His efforts culminated in the signing of the historic Good Friday Accords.

Keywords: Policy; International Relations; Managerial Roles; Negotiation Tactics; Strategy; Northern Ireland;

Citation:

Sebenius, James K., and Daniel F. Curran. "To hell with the future, let's get on with the past." George Mitchell in North Ireland. Harvard Business School Case 801-393, May 2001. (Revised March 2008.)