A Diplomat’s Dream

Mitchell Reiss has served as a Presidential envoy, ambassador, policymaker, lawyer, author, and university professor. He was recently elected President of Washington College, the nation’s 10th oldest college.

Mitchell had grand dreams from a young age. After winning a scholarship to Oxford University, he discovered his ambition to negotiate nuclear arms control agreements. This dream led Mitchell to become the Chief Negotiator in the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization, which was set up to prevent nuclear proliferation on the Korean peninsula. Later on, Mitchell served as Colin Powell’s Director of Policy Planning, where he helped develop U.S. foreign policy relating to Iraq, North Korea, China, Iran and the Arab-Israeli conflict. From 2003 to 2007, Mitchell served as Special Envoy to Northern Ireland and played a vital role in negotiating peace in northern Ireland.

In his role as President of Washington College, Mitchell hopes to educate the next generation of leaders who will shape the future.

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