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Gorbachev & Campbell call for Canadian Action on Climate Change

December 15, 2009

COPENHAGEN,  President Mikhail Gorbachev and The Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell have joined prominent business leaders, scientists and artists calling on Prime Minister Harper to "dispel perceptions of defeatism" and to "rally the Canadian people" toward a clean energy economy in a joint letter delivered today.

The letter's authors point to the "considerable criticism" of Canada at international climate negotiations and urge the Prime Minister to recommit Canada to its historic international role. The signatories note that Canada is one of the world's top ten greenhouse gas emitters but also has "unparalleled potential" for clean energy. The authors warn Canada is "missing the economic opportunity of the twenty-first century."

Individuals can support this effort by sending their own letter HERE at climatechangetaskforce.org.

Read the joint letter and see list of signatories HERE at powerupcanada.ca.

For further information: Tzeporah Berman, PowerUP Canada: 45 50 10 60 33; Adam Koniuszewski, Green Cross International: 41 79 417 87 97

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Kim Campbell on PBS's To The Contrary

December 11, 2009

Kim Campbell joins Bonnie Erbe on this PBS's To the Contrary along with Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton,  Ann Friedman, and Tara Setmayer.  This link takes you to a To the Contrary Extra where the women discuss if Disney's historic movie, "The Princess and the Frog," will encourage more diversity in children's entertainment or not.

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Ukraine Event in NY

December 8, 2009

On Tuesday, December 8th, the Financial Times, in partnership with the Ukrainian Foundation for Effective Governance (FEG), gathered senior public and private sector decision-makers of the USA and Ukraine for a half-day strategic conference on Ukraine’s economic outlook, its evolving business environment, the key investment opportunities, and the challenges that need to be overcome for those opportunities to be realized.

Chaired by Chrystia Freeland, the FT’s U.S. Managing Editor, the high-level conference  featured a keynote address by William Taylor, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine.  Right Honourable Kim Campbell, who chairs the FEG International Advisory Board also moderated sessions.  Other participants included leading experts on Ukraine, including Ralph Judah, Senior Partner, Monitor Group; Elena Kuznetsova, Senior Manager, McKinsey & Company.

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Op-Ed by Kim Campbell on Gorbachev

November 27, 2009

Originally published on November 27, 2009 in the Ottawa Citizen, Former Prime Minister Campbell's Op-Ed elucidates how Mikhail Gorbachev not only created history while he was in office, but continues to shape the world today.

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Kim Campbell to co-chair event in NY Dec 8

November 24, 2009

The Ukrainian Foundation for Effective Governance (FEG), in partnership with the Financial Times, will host "Ukraine: Opportunities and Challenges," a strategic conference focusing on Ukraine's economic outlook, evolving business environment, key investment opportunities, and the challenges that need to be overcome for those opportunities to be realized. The event will be held on the morning of Tuesday, December 8 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Midtown Manhattan.

Co-Chaired by Chrystia Freeland, the Financial Times' U.S. Managing Editor, and Former Prime Minister Campbell, this high-level conference will feature a keynote address by William Taylor, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine  and many leading experts on the country including Ralph Judah, Senior Partner, Monitor Group and Elena Kuznetsova, Senior Manager, McKinsey & Company. 

"This conference will address a number of important issues, including the question: is it reasonable to focus on long-term solutions in the current political and economic environment in Ukraine? If we continue to follow short-term goals and address only situational political issues, the country will never be able to move forward. If there is no vision of the economic architecture that we eventually want to attain, it is likely that we will not be able to avoid or at least minimize mistakes in today's decision-making process," stated Nataliya Izosimova, Managing Director of the Foundation for Effective Governance. "In all the projects that the Foundation is running, we are trying to maintain a balance between strategy and tactics, with short-term and longer-term perspectives being always practical and end result oriented."

Discussions will be interactive and highly focused, combining up-to-date information with cutting-edge analysis, and giving attendees insight into possible investment strategies within the wider economic and political context.

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Commentary on Campbell's new website

November 16, 2009

Jane Taber's Ottawa Notebook featured a blog entry about the announcement that was recently sent out regarding the launch of this website.  Taber juxstaposes America's Sarah Palin currently promoting her new book, with Ms. Campbell and all the substantive work she is doing. Once on the page, scroll down to entry #3.

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UBC Honors Campbell

November 10, 2009

Former Prime Minister Campbell, University of British Columbia alumni [BA’69, LLB’83, LLD’00] was honored at the 15th Annual UBC Alumni Achievement Awards where she was awarded the Alumni Award of Distinction.

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Campbell interviewed on KVON Radio

October 30, 2009

Jeff Schechtman of KVON radio talks with newsmakers and opinion shapers, and sheds light on the issues of the day, from local top stories to national and international headlines. Today he interviews Former Prime Minister Kim Campbell about the real issues surrounding nonproliferation in today's world community. 

Ms. Campbell will be chairing a event titled "At the Tipping Point: Nuclear Challenges and Opportunities Facing Our Global Community" on Nov 1, 2009 in Napa Valley to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Global Security Institute.

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Campbell and the Women's Leadership Fund

October 27, 2009

This article heralds the launch of the Naissance Capital's Women's Leadership Fund.  Ms. Campbell is a founding board member of the fund.

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Financial Times article about Women's Leadership Fund

October 25, 2009

This article features Naissance Capital's Women's Leadership Fund, of which Former Prime Minister Campbell is a founding board member.

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Campbell to Debate in London 10/29

October 20, 2009

Former Prime Minister Campbell will participate in the Autumn 2009 Series by Intelligence² of debates.  The issue will be, "Free-market capitalism is so 20th century."  The debate will take place at the Royal Geographical Society on October 29, 2009.  However, tickets are sold out. Other speakers include, Ian Bremmer, Paul Mason, Jean Pisani-Ferry, Vince Campbel MP, Stephen King and the debate will be chaired by Rory Bremner.

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Women in the Greater Horn of Africa Project

October 15, 2009

The embassy of Norway reporting on the mission to Ethiopia that Ms. Campbell led on behalf of the Club de Madrid. Click on the title of this news item to see the short article, and/or read more about the mission HERE.

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Kim Campbell to Chair GSI Public Forum on 11/1

October 12, 2009

On November 1, 2009, Kim Campbell will Chair a public forum titled, "At the Tipping Point: Nuclear Challenges and Opportunities Facing our Global Community."  The event is part of the celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Global Security Institute, of which Ms. Campbell is a member of the Board of Advisors.  The forum will also feature Ambassador Thomas Graham Jr. and Jonathan Granoff, President of GSI. 

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We Day - Vancouver

September 29, 2009

The Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell spoke at a breakfast for senior educators and superintendants from across Vancouver the morning of September 29th, 2009.  The breakfast was part of the pre-We Day activities.  Governor General Michaelle Jean and Former Prime Minister Campbell each spoke of how important the educators were to preparing the younger generation for future leadership and stewardship of Canada.

 Photo: Ms. Campbell with Marc Kielburger, co-founder of We Day and Free the Children, who was also a parliamentary page in Ottawa.

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Women and Peacebuilding at Dalai Lama Peace Summit

September 29, 2009

As part of the Dalai Lama Peace Summit the Right Honourable Kim Campbell shared the stage with His Holiness the Dalai Lama along with Ela Bhatt, Peter Buffett, Swanee Hunt, Fazle Hasan Abed, and Jody Williams in a session moderated by Susan Davis.  The event was titled Women and Peacebuilding and took place at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver, Canada on September 29th, 2009.  Visit the Dalai Lama Center for Peace & Education to learn more about the summit.

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Campbell to Moderate at Vancouver Peace Summit

September 28, 2009

Right Honourable Kim Campbell will be participating in the upcoming Peace Summit sponsored by the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education.  She will moderate an invitation-only brainstorming session with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and eminent thinkers, but Ms. Campbell will also participate in the Women and Peacebuilding panel discussion moderated by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, which will be open to the public. 

The Women and Peacebuilding session on September 29th is described as "a conversation with the Dalai Lama and friends - Across the globe, women play a vital but often unrecognized role in working towards peace. To validate that role we will acknowledge women’s leadership in peace-building, consider the strategies and tools that women employ, and the ways in which they empower others through compassionate action. Through their formal and informal networks they are highly invested in preventing conflict through promoting cultural and international understanding, tolerance, and cooperation. This program will bring together men and women to engage in dialogue and share innovative ways that women are exercising their influence and exerting power that is reshaping the world for future generations."

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BBC News Article - Canada's Cautionary Tale for Labour

August 29, 2009

BBC Radio 4's Shaun Ley writes about the 1993 fall of the Progressive Conservative Party in Canada as a cautionary tale to the current Labour Party in Great Britain.  The article is partially based on an interview that he did with Former Prime Minister Campbell in late July.

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Thoughts from PM Campbell on Ukraine

June 10, 2009

Former Prime Minister Campbell's exclusive interview with Ukraine's MediaPort right after the debate on the motion: “The economic crisis is the best time to introduce major economic reforms” organized by The Foundation for Effective Governance together with Intelligence Squared (London, UK).

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WLP Newsletter Article

May 29, 2009

Right Honourable Kim Campbell gave an interview to the Women's Learning Parthership to share experiences, such as stories about her trip to Sierra Leone with Former President Masire of Bostwana.  The interview was to contribute content for some upcoming publications and they also noted it with a notice in their newsletter.

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Equal Voice Announcement

April 30, 2009

Equal Voice's press release about their recognition of Right Honourable Kim Campbell with EVE award and her inspirational speech on April 30, 2009.

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Campbell Testifies at Inquiry

April 29, 2009

On April 29, 2009 Former Prime Minister Campbell was called upon to testify at an inquiry in Ottawa.

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The Agenda w/ Steve Paikin

April 29, 2009

Right Honourable Kim Campbell interviewed on the Agenda with Steve Paikin April 29, 2009. Ms. Campbell talked about Equal Voice's EVE award, which she was going to receive the following day, as well as other subjects.  Visit the Agenda with Steve Paikin to learn more about the show. 

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Cordoba Forum on Interculterality - Press Coverage

March 23, 2009

On March 17, 2009, Former Prime Minister Campbell gave a keynote address titled, "Interculturality, Diversity and Politics in the Face of a World in Crisis", to the International Forum on Diversity and Interculturality in Cordoba, Spain.  See the Club de Madrid press briefing (SPANISH ONLY) for local press coverage of the forum and Ms. Campbell's speech.

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February 11, 2009

Judges: Former Prime Minister's Campbell, Clark, Martin and Mulroney promoting the 2009 season of Canada's Next Great Prime Minister.

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CBC RADIO - The Q Show

January 21, 2009

Former Prime Minister Campbell makes an appearance on Q w/ Jian Ghomeshi on CBC Radio and talks about Canada's Next Great Prime Minister and what she's been doing since leaving politics.  (Note: this is AUDIO ONLY)

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