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Kim Campbell's 20th Anniversary

November 6, 2013


Photo courtesy of Equal Voice

Ottawa, Canada. Equal Voice, a organization dedicated to electing more women to all levels of political office in Canada, recently honored Kim Campbell on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of her service as prime minister. The event took place at, and in cooperation with, the University of Ottawa. Campbell spoke about her experiences breaking through  barriers and gave insight as to the social science that explained some of the unique challenges she faced. Additionally, co-moderators, Penny Collenette [Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, UOttawa and Former Director of Nominations, Prime Minister's Office] and Laurin Liu [Member of Parliament] posed questions as well as shared some of their experiences.

Read a description of the event on the CIVIX blog HERE or read the Top 10 Lessons Learned from Canada's First Female Prime Minister on Her Campus - U Ottawa.

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Parliamentary Internship Programme Dinner

November 5, 2013


Photo courtesy of PIP

Ottawa, Canada. The Parliamentary Internship Programme Annual Dinner featured Kim Campbell on the 20th anniversary of her service as prime minister. Ms. Campbell spoke about her political career as well as insights that she has gained since leaving politics and teaching social science materials that help explain elements of and challenges to leadership.

The Parliamentary Internship Programme was established in 1969 with all-party support in the House of Commons. It gives ten university graduates each year the opportunity to work and study on Parliament Hill. During the ten-month paid internship, they assist Members of Parliament on both sides of the House of Commons with committee and constituency work while undertaking academic research, weekly seminars and comparative study tours to other legislatures. Alumni have made significant contributions to Canadian public life as leaders in their communities, in academe, in journalism and in both private and public sectors.

Check out photos from the event and meeting she had earlier in the day with current Parliamentary Interns in the RECENT section of the GALLERY.


Lindblad Expedition / National Geographic Fabled Lands cruise

August 26, 2013


Greenland/Canada. Serving as a Global Perspectives Guest Speaker for Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic, Kim Campbell embarked from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland and enjoyed the two-week cruise that explored Baffin Island, and Newfoundland & Labrador. Campbell delivered two speeches: one focused on climate change and the other introducing guests to Canada and in particular, the areas they were visiting.


South Caucasus Forum on Inclusion: Shared Societies

May 7, 2013


Photo courtesy of the Nizami Ganjavi Intl Ctr

Baku, Azerbaijan. Frmr PM Campbell joined several of her fellow members of the Club de Madrid in participating in the South Caucasus Forum on Inclusion: Conference on Shared Societies. She joined Valdis Birkavs [Frmr PM of Latvia and CdM Member] in conducting the plenary session to wrap-up the conference and review its findings. To learn more about the conference, visit the Club de Madrid's website HERE.


South Caucasus Forum on Inclusion: Women's Empowerment

May 5, 2013


Ganja, Azerbaijan. South Caucasus Forum on Inclusion: Conference on Women's Empowerment took place and Frmr Pm Campbell served as moderator for a panel on "Violence against Women & Women in peace-building: two sides of the same coin."


LEND Network Meetings in Stockholm

April 11, 2013


Courtesy of CdM

Stockholm, Sweden. Frmr PM Campbell participated in LEND (Leaders Engaged in New Democracies) Network meetings aimed at supporting democracy in Moldova and Tunisia. Ms. Campbell's main contribution was during a session which discussed the "Role of Judiciary Reform and Transitional Justice in consolidation of Democratic Systems." To learn more about the meetings in Stockholm and the LEND Network Project, CLICK HERE.


A Shared is an Enabling Society

February 7, 2013


New York, USA. Frmr PM Campbell was featured in an event focused on Shared Societies as part of the Club de Madrid's project of the same name. The panel was convened in collaboration with the Division for Social Policy and Development (UNDESA), as a side-event to the 2013 UN Commission for Social Development. The session was officially titled, "A Shared is an Enabling Society: Creating the Conditions for Political and Economic Empowerment" and it highlighted the importance and the practical implications of creating the conditions within society which enable people to be active citizens and play a full part in its development.

This event was inspired by the idea that, if people are able to engage for fully in meeting the challenges that they and their society and country face, they are able to contribute to building a society which meetings their needs and those of teh wider community. And, if people are denied those opportunities or are unable to take hold fo them, not only will the development of the society and the state stall and individuals will suffer, but history shows that it often leads to tension and unrest.

Watch a video of Ms. Campbell's intervention by CLICKING ON THIS LINK.


Campbell Moderates Panel at UN

February 6, 2013


New York, USA. PM Campbell recently moderated a UN panel discussion of the Fifty-First Session of the Commission for Social Development. The panel focused on the topic of promoting empowerment of people in achieving poverty eradication, social integration and full employment and decent work for all. To learn more about the commission, visit the UNDESA website.


UBC honors Campbell as Great Trekker

January 31, 2013


Photo courtesy of UBC

Vancouver, Canada. Former Prime Minister Campbell was honoured to receive the University of British Columbia's Great Trekker award. It's no secret that she is a proud alumna of the university, and maintains her close ties with UBC via membership in UBC Law's Dean's Advisory Council, as well as other activities such as the UBC Alumni Association's "In Conversation" series, for which she has made periodic appearances in Vancouver and in London. She has previously been recognized with a UBC Alumni Award of Distinction in 2009, and an honorary Doctorate of Laws in 2000. The title of the award refers to UBC's proud history of student activism. The Great Trek took place in 1922, and you can learn more about it by reading the article, "The Great Trek Remembered".


LEND Network Meetings in Tunisia

January 21, 2013


Photo courtesy of CdM

Tunis, Tunisia. Along with fellow Member of the Club de Madrid, Petre Roman [Frmr PM of Romania], Frmr PM Campbell met with Tunisian representatives of the government and the civil society in support of the beginning of Tunisia's participation in the LEND Network. Beginning in 2012, the LEND Network project is aimed to provide peer advice, peer support and capacity building to political leaders and policy makers in Eastern Europe and North Africa.

To learn more about the meetings and the LEND Network, visit the Club de Madrid website HERE.


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