Recent Appearances

Kim Campbell at St. John Fisher College

October 17, 2005

Courtesy of St. John Fisher College

Rochester, NY, USA. On October 17, 2005, Fisher hosted the Right Honourable Kim Campbell, former Prime Minister of Canada. This visit was the fifth in the College’s annual “Head of State” series. During the afternoon, Ms. Campbell participated in a question-and-answer session with students at the College. Then she met with student representatives from The Cardinal Courier, and, at 7:30 p.m. in the Varsity Gym, she made a presentation entitled “The Culture of Power.” Throughout her distinguished political career, the Right Honourable Kim Campbell has been an influential leader and a role model. Campbell served as the nineteenth Prime Minister of Canada, while at the same time earning the distinction of being the first female to hold the office. Prior to becoming Prime Minister, she held countless prestigious positions within the Canadian government. Campbell worked as Minister of State for Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Minister of Justice and Attorney General, and Minister of National Defense and Veterans’ Affairs. She was the first woman to hold the Justice and Defense offices.

Campbell at Forum 2000

October 9, 2005

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Prague, Czech Republic. October 9 - 10th, 2005 Kim Campbell participated in the Forum 2000 Conference: "Our Global Co-Existence: Challenges and Hopes for the 21st Century." This was to become a series dedicated to the nature and meaning of the current conflicts that prevent peaceful coexistence of the international community.

Click here to see a transcript of some of Ms. Campbell's comments.

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.

Click here to learn more about this year's conference.

Campbell at Global Foundation for Democracy Launch

September 28, 2005

Photo courtesy of GFD

Former Prime Minister Campbell spoke at the Global Foundation for Democracy's inaugural International Conference "Establishment and Development of Democracy" at the President Wilson Hotel in Geneva, Switzerland, September 27-28, 2005. The conference gave a unique opportunity to former statesmen and experts in economics, health, the environment and consumer affairs, Nobel Laureates, and business leaders to exchange ideas and expertise, and learn more about issues democracies in transition face today. Over the course of the two-day conference, the discussions were organized into a series of keynote speeches and two panel discussions, "Development of Democratic Societies" and "The Impact of Democracy on National Health Care, the Environment and Defense Spending." Former Prime Minister Campbell spoke and participated on the "Development of Democratic Societies" panel and other speakers included General Wesley Clark, Former Prime Minister John Major Former Vice President Al Gore, and CNN's Larry King.  Learn more about the conference at Global Foundation for Democracy.

Regional Women's Campaign School

September 25, 2005

Kuwait City, Kuwait. Former PM Campbell delivered a keynote address to the a Regional Women's Campaign School convened from Sept 25 to 28, 2005. Over 70 women candidates and political activists from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region attended. The event was sponsored by Partners in Participation, which is a collaborative undertaking between civil society communities in the MENA region, the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the International Republican Institute (IRI), two independent non-governmental organizations headquartered in Washington, DC.

For more information about the event, download the document below.

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Campbell speaks about Madrid Agenda

September 7, 2005

Photo courtesy of New America Foundation

Washington, DC. Former Prime Minister Kim Campbell  spoke at a major national policy forum on terrorism held on September 6-7, 2005 in Washington, DC.  The forum: "Security, Prosperity and America’s Purpose: Strategic Choices for the 21st Century" gathered more than 1,000 participants over the two days including media, public policy practitioners, Congressional and administration officials, academics, association representatives, military and security professionals, and other important members of civil society.

The session during which Ms. Campbell presented was called "American Interests & Global Interests: Security in an Insecure World." Other speakers during that session include Francis Fukuyama, (Ret.) Col. Lawrence Wilerson, and G. John Ikenberry.

The objective of the conference was to examine the challenge of international terrorism on the 4th anniversary of the 9/11/2001 attacks in New York and Washington and to encourage thinking about terrorism that is ‘comprehensive’ – that recognizes the importance of self determination in countries where America has interests, that considers the economic dimensions of this new type of conflict, and acknowledges the significance of legitimate grievances that terrorists have exploited in rhetoric and acts of terrorism. The conference was designed to encourage a bipartisan conversation that moves beyond an over-reliance and central focus on military responses to terrorism.

Campbell speaks to Chattanooga Women's Leadership Institute

June 17, 2005

Photo courtesy of WLI

Chattanooga, Tennesee, USA.  Former Prime Minister Campbell spoke about Gender & Power at an event that included local and regional civic, business, education and political leaders as well as the general public.  The event was sponsored by the Women's Leadership Institute and kicked off a month of focused activities on female leadership.  It also was the first of an annual addresss to the community by an influential female leader sponsored by the Women's Leadership Institute, which is an organization in Chattanooga that aims to identify local women leaders and potential leaders; provide women with the skills and opportunities which give them quality preparation to assume leadership roles; promote women in leadership positions by maintaining data banks of qualified women available for corporate boards, non-profit boards, civic organizations and other opportunities for significant decision making.

Alan Cranston Peace Award - Ted Turner

April 20, 2005

Photo courtesy of Danielle Bock

New York, USA. Kim Campbell, former Prime Minister of Canada,  presided over the Alan Cranston Peace Award ceremony honoring Ted Turner on April 20, 2005 at the United Nations in New York City.  Campbell was joined by Jane Goodall and Jonathan Granoff, President of the Global Security Institute, and Mikhail Gorbachev presented Ted Turner with the award.  Turner was chosen as the recipient due to his courageous leadership in business, the environment and arms control, including creating the United Nations Foundation and the Nuclear Threat Initiative.  

Speaking at a Headquarters press conference prior to an awards ceremony at which he was to receive the 2005 Alan Cranston Peace Award, businessman and philanthropist Ted Turner called the huge nuclear arsenals of the United States and Russia “the most important threat we face” and cited the urgent need to get rid of all nuclear weapons as soon as possible.

Click here to learn more about the event.

Women as Global Leaders

March 14, 2005

Photo courtesy of Zayed University

Dubai, UAE. Former Prime Minister Kim Campbell spoke at the Women as Global Leaders: Educating the Next Generation sponsored by Zayed University in Dubai March 14-16, 2005.  Ms. Campbell spoke to two different sessions about the issue of Gender and Power, referencing social science studies, which help explain some of the challenges that women encounter in trying to obtain leadership positions. This field of study also explains why woman and men often have the same notions about leadership being "gendered" masculine. Therefore, empowering women is not a question of women vs men, but rather, women and men who "get it" persuading women and men who don't "get it."