Making Peace, #113

The Dalai Lama once said: “The only true guardian of peace lies within: a sense of concern and responsibility for your own future and an altruistic concern for the well-being of others.” The guests on today’s show include individuals who fulfill these criteria and are true guardians of peace: Maine’s former Senator George Mitchell, Meg Baxter, President & CEO, Mitchell Institute and Ethan Pierce, Mitchell Institute Scholar. We hope you enjoy our conversations with them, and are inspired to reflect upon the ways in which you may be a guardian of peace in your own life.


Senator George Mitchell

Senator George Mitchell

Senator George Mitchell served for several years as Chairman of DLA Piper and is now Chairman Emeritus. He was a founder of the Bipartisan Policy Center. He served as a federal judge; as Majority Leader of the United States Senate; as Chairman of peace negotiations in Northern Ireland which resulted in an agreement that ended an historic conflict; and most recently as U.S. Special Envoy to the Middle East. In 2008 Time Magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Ethan Pierce

Ethan Pierce is a 2009 Mitchell Scholar from Gardiner, Maine and a May 2014 degree candidate in Harvard University’s Visual & Environmental Studies department, studying studio art and art history. He has worked extensively as a set designer as well as in art studios and galleries, including two summers interning in Berlin, Germany. After graduation, he hopes to move to Berlin to pursue a master’s degree at Freie Universität.

Meg Baxter

Meg Baxter’s nonprofit career has spanned four decades – with the majority of her work conducted in Maine. She is a passionate advocate for the nonprofit sector and the people and communities served by it. In 2011, she was named President and CEO of the Mitchel Institute, Senator George J. Mitchell’s scholarship and research institute. In that role, she oversees the distribution of four-year scholarships to a senior at every one of Maine’s 129 public high schools. At any one time, there are over 500 Mitchell Scholars in post-secondary institutions. The Institute provides mentoring, fellowships and leadership development to its scholars and alumni. Meg has held numerous positions on Boards throughout the state. She is a self-described “board junkie”. She is the proud mother of Patrick Carey and his wife Elise Pelletier and daughter Meghan and her husband Alex Grabau. She lives in Cape Elizabeth with her 13.5 year old yellow lab, Mac. She is an avid cribbage player, Red Sox and New England Patriot fan, and crossword puzzle enthusiast.

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