Douglas Award Reception and Presentation

Join University of Illinois as we honor Senator George Mitchell with the 2012 Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government!

Senator George Mitchell has had a distinguished career in public service. He was first appointed to the United States Senate in 1980. He went on to an illustrious 15 year career in the Senate, leaving in 1995 as the Senate Majority Leader, a position that he had held since January 1989. It has been said "there is not a man, woman or child in the Capitol who does not trust George Mitchell." For six consecutive years he was voted "the most respected member" of the Senate by a bipartisan group of senior congressional aides

In 1995 he served as Special Advisor to President Clinton on Ireland and from 1996 to 2001 he served as the Independent Chairman of the Northern Ireland Peace Talks. In 2000 and 2001 Mitchell served as the Chairman of the International Fact-Finding Committe on violence in the Middle East. He has written numerous books and in 2008 Time Magazine named Senator Mitchell one of the 100 most influential persons in the world.

The Paul H. Douglas Ethics in Government Award was established in 1992 to honor the lawmaker from Illinois who become known as the "conscience of the Senate" during his three terms in Washington, DC. The award is presented annually to a public servant who has made a lasting contribution to ethical behavior in government. 

Date:  Wednesday, May 23rd

Time:  5:00pm

Location:  Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room SD-G50, Washington, D.C. 

Registration: DC Illini Club members are invited to attend.  Please register via the following link: 

Questions:  Contact DC Illini President Danielle Stump at with questions.