Conference for Democratic Change in Iran
June 27, 2014
Paris, France. Frmr PM Campbell was a featured speaker at the recent Conference for Democratic Change in Iran. Speakers from all over the world came to participate in the conference, which is held every year in June.
In her speech Ms. Campbell hearkened back to her experience in Soviet Studies to say that none of the experts knew when the Soviet Union would fall and the same could be true for Iran. She also referred to a recent article written by Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird, which pointed out that President Rouhani has NOT kept the promises he made when he assumed office a year ago. Ms. Campbell noted that many had been hopeful when Rouhani had taken office... that perhaps he might usher in new democratic reforms. Unfortunately, he has not lived up to those hopes. "So much for being the Iranian Gorbachev" said Ms. Campbell.
Ms. Campbell concluded her speech by saying, "Pay attention. Be brave. Be ready. We'll be there with you."
Peter Lougheed Leadership College
April 15, 2014
Edmonton, Canada. University of Alberta President Indira Samarasekera announced that Former Prime Minister Kim Campbell had been appointed the founding principal of the new Peter Lougheed Leadership College. Ms. Campbell took a few minutes to speak about the college and express how thrilled she was to be embarking on the endeavor.
Campbell at CAHSMUN
April 5, 2014
Vancouver, Canada. The 10th Canadian High Schools Model United Nation Conference featured a keynote by Frmr PM Campbell. The organization, abbreviated as CAHSMUN, is the largest high school conference of its kind in Western Canada. Organized annually in Vancouver, Canada, CAHSMUN attracts experienced and new Model UN participants from high schools all over Canada.
Ms. Campbell spoke about her experiences as a Former Prime Minister of Canada and the role that youth have played in our society, and the impacts that they can make in the future.
NCRI Women's Day Conference
March 1, 2014
Paris, France. Frmr PM Campbell was a featured speaker at a conference on the occasion of International Women's Day. Speakers from all over the world came together with a "special focus on the plight of women in Iran under religious fundamentalist rule." The event was organized by several human rights and humanitarian organizations with particular concern for the rights of women.
In her speech Ms. Campbell warned against the fact that "religious fundamentalism is always based on the repression of women" and that "Society cannot be half free... societies need women as political leaders."
Club de Madrid/Brookings Shared Societies Panel
February 7, 2014
Washington, DC. Ms. Campbell participated in a panel convened by the Brookings Institution and the Club de Madrid. The high-level panel discussed how social inclusion should fit into the post-2015 development agenda. Other panelists were fellow-Club of Madrid members: Wim Kok, Frmr PM of the Netherlands; and Cassam Uteem, Frmr Pres of Mauritius. They were joined by Santiago Levy, VP for Sectors and Knowledge at the Inter-American Development Bank and John Podesta, a frmr member of the High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Brookings Senior Fellow Homi Kharas moderated the discussion.