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Campbell Speaks at Shantou Dialogues

December 8, 2006


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Shantou, China. Former Prime Minister and Secretary General of the Club de Madrid Kim Campbell delivered a keynote address at the Shantou Dialogues on December 8, 2006.  The Shantou Dialogues brought together think-tanks from around the world with think-tanks and research institutes in China. At a time when the importance of China is axiomatic, there are still insufficient opportunities for think-tanks and research institutes to share knowledge and experience with their global counterparts. The Shantou Dialogues, which is the first such “think-tank” event to be held within mainland China, aims to provide a crucial forum where dialogue can take place.

Visit the Shantou Dialogues to learn more.


Bertelsmann Dialogue and Action

November 24, 2006


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Madrid, Spain.  Club de Madrid Secretary General Kim Campbell participated in the Bertelsmann Foundation's, "Dialogue and Action" symposium and was a featured speaker in the round table discussion on the topic of Political Leadership. The purpose of the series of forums was to bring together internationally renowned experts each year to discuss matters concerning the Spanish society. "Civic Engagement, Corporate Social Responsibility and Political Leadership" were the central themes of this year's series.


Campbell at Workshop on Fighting Terrorism

November 17, 2006


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Berlin, Germany. On November 17th, 2006, the Club de Madrid together with the German Council on Foreign Relations convened a workshop “Fighting Terrorism, Upholding Human Rights” at the German Council on Foreign Relations. Former Prime Minister Kim Campbell, Secretary General of the Club of Madrid at the time, chaired the sessions and spoke at the press conference.  The high level panel of experts at the workshop discussed how to face the challenge of terrorism without compromising democratic practice and human rights with the aim of producing practical policy recommendations for G8 policy makers.

This was particularly relevant because in January 2007 Germany assumed the presidency of the G8 and the challenges posed by international terrorism were one of its main focuses, along with cooperation in terms of global trade and energy security. Unfortunately, combating terrorism has led to initiatives that have compromised human rights and democratic practice through restrictions on civil liberties and civil society development.

Panelists to the workshop included Former Prime Minister Campbell, Imam Al Sadig Al Mahdi, former Prime Minister of Sudan and Member of the Club of Madrid; Tatyana Lokshina, Demos Center, Russia; Tom Malinowski, Human Rights Watch, United States; moderator Alexander Rahr, Program Director, Koerber-Centre Russia/CIS, German Council on Foreign Relations; and Matthias Sonn, Head, Task Force on International Co-operation on Counterterrorism, German Federal Foreign Office.

The workshop in Berlin was a follow up of the International Summit on Democracy, Terrorism and Security convened by the Club of Madrid in March 2005, in commemoration of the terrorist attacks that struck the city of Madrid the year before. More than 1,200 people participated in that gathering, amongst them 200 experts, 17 Heads of State and Government, the Secretary General of the United Nations and many other leaders from international organizations and delegations from more than 70 countries. As a result of the Summit, the Members of the Club of Madrid created the Madrid Agenda, a plan of action to confront terrorism within a framework of democratic values.

Ms. Campbell would go on to continue her involvement in this issue by becoming a founding trustee of the International Center for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence.


Campbell at Forum 2000

October 10, 2006


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Prague, Czech Republic. October 10th, 2006 Kim Campbell attended the 10th Annual Forum 2000 Conference.  In 2005, a series was launched that was dedicated to the nature and meaning of the current conflicts that prevent peaceful coexistence of the international community and the 2006 conference continued as a part of that series.

The Forum 2000 was founded in 1996 as a joint initiative of the Czech President Václav Havel, Japanese philanthropist Yohei Sasakawa, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel.

The Forum 2000 Conferences and other events organized by the Forum 2000 Foundation are held in Prague, Czech Republic. Since 1997, Forum 2000 has organized eleven annual conferences which have attracted a number of prominent thought leaders, Nobel laureates, former and acting politicians, business leaders and other individuals, whose common denominative is experience with bearing responsibility. H.R.H. Prince Hassan bin Talal, Yohei Sasakawa, Frederik Willem de Klerk, Bill Clinton, Oscar Arias Sánchez, H.H. the Dalai Lama, Hans Küng, Shimon Peres, Mario Soares, Hana Suchocká, Sergey Kovalyov, Jorge Castaneda, Madeleine Albright, and Wole Soyinka are just a few of those who have attended the Forum 2000 events.

Visit Forum 2000 to learn more about the annual conferences and click here to see some of Ms. Campbell's comments during the conference.


Forum on Public Safety

August 3, 2006


Limerick, Ireland. Club de Madrid Secretary General, Kim Campbell, delivered a keynote address at the Forum on Public Safety in Europe & North America. The forum was an opportunity for senior leaders to provide policy and implementation recommendations to governments, legislatores, public safety and defense entities in Europe and North America. Frmr PM Campbell shared findings of the Club de Madrid's Summit on Democracy, Terrorism, and Security.


Club de Madrid Rapid Response Meeting

July 20, 2006


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Pocantico, NY, USA. Former Canadian Prime Minister and Club de Madrid Secretary General Kim Campbell facilitated a meeting on July 20, 2006 at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund Conference Center in New York State. The meeting served as the initiation of the Club de Madrid's Rapid Response for Effective Democratic Leadership Project.  The planning session was attended by CdM Members along with leaders from organizations dedicated to democratic development. Those in attendance discussed current challenges to efforts to support democratization based on their varied experience.


Campbell speaks at Council of Europe's Summer University

July 12, 2006


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Strasbourg, France. Former Prime Minister Campbell was a featured speaker at the Council of Europe's School of Politics' Summer University 2006 titled, "Challenges to Democracy in today's Europe".  Ms. Campbell's session focused on "Directing action by the authorities: good governance."  Other speakers in her session were Mr Jean-Dominique Giuliani, President of the Robert Schuman Foundation, Paris; Mr Giovanni di Stasi, former President of the Congress, Council of Europe; Mr Otmar Philipp, Administrator, European Parliament; and Mr Robert Hertzog, Professor of Public Law, Institute of Political Studies, Robert Schuman University, Strasbourg.


Campbell leads GSI Delegation to Ottawa

June 12, 2006


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Ottawa, Canada – High-level delegation sent to Canadian capital. Led by Rt. Hon, Kim Campbell, former Prime Minister of Canada and GSI Advisory Board member, MPI successfully sent its fifth high-level delegation to the government of Canada since 1998. The delegation also included MPI Chairman Hon. Douglas Roche, O.C., Bipartisan Security Group Chairman Ambassador Thomas Graham, and Global Security Institute President Jonathan Granoff. This was the second time Prime Minister Campbell led an MPI delegation to Ottawa.

Members of the delegation were received by the Prime Minister, the Deputy Foreign Minister, the National Defence Minister and were presented a MPI Briefing Paper prepared especially for the government of Canada. In addition, the delegation formally testified before the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee.


Executive Women of New Jersey

May 4, 2006


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Former Prime Minister Campbell delivered a keynote speech to the Executive Women of New Jersey.  Ms. Campbell spoke about the Culture of Power & the Challenge of Democracies in the Post Cold War World.


Global Foundation for Democracy Conference

April 26, 2006


Barcelona, Spain. Frmr PM Campbell participated in a conference sponsored by the Global Foundation for Democracy. Below are details of her panel.

TOPIC: Education for Democracy - Why it Matters
MODERATOR: Kim Campbell (Frmr PM of Canada)
PANELISTS: Mary Robinson (Frmr Pres of Ireland), Cobus de Swardt (Dir of Global Programs for Transparency Int'l), Ernesto Zedillo (Frmr Pres of Mexico), and FW de Klerk (Frmr Pres of Rep of South Africa)


World Movement for Democracy's Fourth Assembly

April 2, 2006


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Istanbul, Turkey. Club de Madrid Secretary General Kim Campbell delivered a keynote address on the importance of Justice, Pluralism and Participation for Advancing Democracy to help open the Fourth Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy. She joined Malaysian former Deputy Prime Minister, Anwar Ibrahim, and Turkish Prime Minister, Reccep Tayyip Erdogan, in delivering keynote addresses to open the international gathering of democracy activists, held in Istanbul April 2-5, 2006.

Click here to learn more about the event.


West Virginia University

March 21, 2006


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Morgantown, USA. Kim Campbell participated in the West Virginia University's 2006 Festival of Ideas by delivering a keynote speech on "The Role of Women in Politics: From Elections to Leadership" on March 21, 2006.  

The Festival of Ideas aims to provide the free exchange of ideas and knowledge, and the discovery of new and exciting ideas and possibilities. To do so, West Virginia University brings in key figures from the fields of politics, business, entertainment, research, sports, scholarship, and culture to share their wisdom. The series is supported in part by the David C. Hardesty Jr. Festival of Ideas Endowment.


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