December 27, 2010
Kim Campbell, Chair of the Steering Committee of the World Movement for Democracy, shares thoughts of Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo on his 55th birthday.
November 30, 2010
Vancouver, BC, Canada. The Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell, University of British Columbia Alumni BA'69, LLB'83, LLD'00, spoke with CBC Journalist and Adjunct Professor Kathryn Gretsinger. Campbell spoke candidly about topics ranging from Women in Politics to the recent WikiLeaks scandal in which more than 250,000 US diplomatic cables were "dumped" into the public domain.
November 30, 2010
On Tuesday, November 30th, Former Prime Minister Campbell visited her alma mater, University of British Columbia, where she sat down with adjunct faculty member and CBC journalist, Kathryn Gretsinger for an "In Conversation" event at the Fredric Wood Theatre. Here are impressions of Ms. Campbell's appearance by a UBC student/advocate/blogger, Alexandria Mitchell.
Photo by Martin Dee
November 18, 2010
On November 18th, 2010, the University of Alberta Honored Former Prime Minister Campbell with an honorary doctor of law degree. Along with Ms. Campbell there were two other honorees: Donald Ethell, one of Canada’s most experienced peacekeepers and Alberta’s lieutenant governor, and Yvonne Shi-Wan Chiu, a U of A alumna and champion of immigrant and refugee rights.
November 16, 2010
The Day's Maria Tomak interviews Kim Campbell about the concept of Freedom of Speech, which will be the focus of a conference convened by the Foundation for Effective Governance (FEG) in Kyiv on December 2, 2010. Campbell is the head of the International Advisory Board of FEG and shares how the issue of Freedom of Speech is topical not only in Ukraine, but in virtually every democracy. To learn more about the conference itself, click here.
October 7, 2010
The Globe and Mail's Gloria Galloway interviews Former Prime Minister Campbell on a variety of topics. Follow the link to also listen to audio pieces from the interview as well.
October 1, 2010
On November 17-18, 2010 Former Prime Minister Campbell will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree along with Donald Ehtell, one of Canada's most experienced peacekeepers and Alberta's lieutenant governor, and Yvonne Shi-Wan Chiu, a U of A alumna and champion of immigrant and refugee rights.
September 3, 2010
CTV News interviews Former Prime Minister Kim Campbell, who describes the great honour she felt after becoming a companion of the order, its highest grade, in Ottawa.
September 3, 2010
CBC's Evan Solomon interviews Former Prime Minister Campbell on the show Power & Politics.
September 3, 2010
Former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell was awarded the rank of Companion in the Order of Canada by Governor General Michaelle Jean at Rideau Hall in Ottawa September 3, 2010. The award recognizes outstanding achievement and service in various fields of human endeavour and is the country's highest honor for lifetime achievement.
Campbell, the country's first female prime minister, was recognized for "her distinguished contributions to Canadian politics and her active involvement in the leadership in the promotion of global democracy, international co-operation and women in politics."
July 13, 2010
A reporter of the Vesti Newspaper interviewed former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell about the challenges of being a woman in the world of politics, corruption as the key challenge of Ukraine, Ukrainian hospitality, Rinat Akhmetov and cottage cheese pancakes. While the English translation is not perfect in this article, there's no mistaking Frmr PM Campbell's positive feelings for Ukraine and its people and hope for the future.
July 2, 2010
On Tuesday, July 6th, Former Prime Minister Campbell will participate in a round table discussion: “Raising Dnepropetrovsk Region Economic Competitiveness.” at the Dnepropetrovsk State Regional Administration. It will mark the launch of the Foundation for Effective Governance's project on development of strategy for boosting Dnepropetrovsk Region Competitiveness. The event organizers are the Foundation for Effective Governance of Ukraine and Dnepropetrovsk State Regional Administration.
June 29, 2010
Former Prime Minister Campbell is now in NY for the ICSR Peace and Security Summit. Ms. Campbell serves as a trustee for ICSR and will be participating throughout the summit.
June 22, 2010
Former Prime Minister Campbell joins others in urging Canada and other countries to consider tougher sanctions against Iran.
May 21, 2010
Listen to Former Prime Minister Campbell's interview with Nelle Oosterom, associate editor of Canada's History Magazine. It's been ninety years since women in Canada won the right to stand for election to Parliament, and so Canada's History Magazine asked Ms. Campbell to reflect on her own experiences, as well as those of women in politics today.
May 19, 2010
Oleksiy Kaftan Komentari interviews Former Prime Minister Campbell, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the [Ukrainian] Foundation for Effective Governance. Ms. Campbell speaks about geopolitical crossroads, super powers and the Ukrainian soul of Canada.
May 3, 2010
May 2, 2010
Former Prime Minister Campbell recently taped a brief cameo on VisionTV's new original comedy series She's the Mayor, which will probably air in early 2011.
April 24, 2010
Former Prime Minister Campbell recent interview with Laura-Julie Perreault of La Presse about the realities of modern day politics. (FRENCH ONLY)
April 22, 2010
This is the fourth part of a four-part series with the Dalai Lama Center's founding director Victor Chan. He looks back at the 2009 Vancouver Peace Summit, a global event that brought five Nobel Laureates and many more world-renowned thinkers and leaders in social transformation to Vancouver to talk about creating a more compassionate, peaceful world.
Former Prime Minister Campbell was a participant at the peace summit and in this particular session as well. Ms. Campbell also serves on the Advisory Board to the Dalai Lama Center for Peace & Education.
April 16, 2010
Former Prime Minister Campbell briefed the Ukrainian “Korrespondent” Magazine on the role of the Foundation for Effective Governance in Ukraine’s development and explained why men in Canada get pregnant and if similar story can happen in Ukraine and why the client was always not right in the USSR.
April 13, 2010
Former Prime Minister Campbell was in Jakarta for the 6th Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy. Ms. Campbell chairs the steering committee of the World Movement for Democracy and Ms. Campbell delivered opening remarks and also introduced Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. During the introduction Ms. Campbell reiterated to the attendees that President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was elected the 6th President of the Republic of Indonesia in the country’s first-ever direct presidential election in 2004 and also expressed appreciation for all his "efforts on behalf of democracy."
April 9, 2010
Kim Campbell authors an article for Newsweek magazine on the subject of political quotas aimed at improving gender equity and shares some of her experiences regarding the issue.
April 9, 2010
On a recent trip to Kyiv, Former Prime Minister Campbell gave this interview to the Ukrainian newspaper Komentarii [Comments] and she talks about geopolitical crossroads, superpowers, and the Ukrainian soul of Canada.
March 24, 2010
Recently, the Mark News has hosted an interesting conversation about the direction of Canada, what it should look like at 150, and how to get there. One theme that emerged was the need for strong leadership at this particular moment in Canada's history. Challenges include defining a role for Canada in the rapidly changing global context and reengaging a public that seems increasingly disinterested in the political process. This will require bold leadership. But what does that look like?
The Mark News asked Former Prime Minister Campbell to further the conversation by identifying one political leader, either past or present, who could serve as a role model for Canadian politicians and what could be learned from that leader today.
In response, Ms. Campbell suggested that Canadian leaders look to Canada's first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald for inspiration and she explains why in this interview conducted via Skype last week.
March 23, 2010
Former Prime Minister Campbell was in Skopje, Macedonia this week to deliver the opening address to the National Democratic Institute's academic conference on the advantages and disadvantages of open or closed candidate lists in Macedonia’s electoral system. The conference was focused on:
In her keynote speech Campbell stated, “The objective is not giving a certain proposal, but making people think in the direction of improving the election system and working on finding the appropriate solution for organising the elections.”
Look for a blog entry on her visit to Macedonia to be posted soon on BiteSizeChunks.
March 19, 2010
Kim Campbell applaudes West Coast LEAF's celebration of Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams.
West Coast LEAF featured Williams at their annual Equality Breakfast on March 19, 2010. Williams and the International Campaign to Ban Landmines shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997. Williams has been an advocate of freedom, self-determination, and human and civil rights since her protests of the Vietnam War.
Campbell offered, "I had the pleasure of meeting Jody Williams shortly after her Nobel win when, as Consul General for Canada, I was involved in a series of fundraising concerts for the anti-landmines campaign in California in 1999. Just recently, I saw her again at the Vancouver Peace Summit with the Dalai Lama. She is just the same as ever - and as passionate about her cause as ever. The Nobel is a great distinction, but it also imposes a burden in the sense that one cannot simply walk away from the activities that led to the recognition. Jody Williams does credit to the award and continues to make a difference wherever she can."
March 8, 2010
Today's [Canadian] Metro News features an article about Frmr Prime Minister Campbell and her thoughts on women in politics.
Click here for a print version of the article.
March 5, 2010
In this CBC Radio interview, Kim Campbell weighs in on the current "O Canada" lyrics debate in an interview with Jim Brown, guest host of The Current.
In the March 3, 2010 Speech from the Throne, the Conservative government announced its intention to prod Parliament to assess the lyrics of "O Canada" specifically to see if the lyrics "all our sons command" should be altered to be more gender neutral. Well, Kim Campbell, Minister of Justice at the time, spoke about this issue and appears to have been about 20 years ahead of her time.
INSTRUCTIONS: To listen, go to the page and play "Part 2" of the show to hear Ms. Campbell's interview.
February 10, 2010
On Monday February 22, 2010, Judy Olian, dean of the UCLA Anderson School of Management, will host Frmr PM Campbell, for a talk titled "Life After Politics: Going Global." Campbell will discuss her ongoing professional journey since stepping down from her position as the 19th prime minister of Canada in 1993.
A global visionary, Campbell has worked to promote democracy and the advancement of women throughout the world and is a founding member of the Club of Madrid, an independent organization of former heads of state and others that aims to strengthen global democracy. She currently chairs the board of international advisers of the Foundation for Effective Governance and the steering committee of the World Movement for Democracy.
February 1, 2010
More Magazine's February/March issue is highlighting Kim Campbell as a "Pioneering PM" in the article “40 women we want to be when we grow up,” which is a list of 40 inspiring Canadian women over sixty years of age.
Kim Campbell article on Climate Change
January 1, 2010
Read Former Prime Minister Campbell's thoughts about the Copenhagen Accord and climate change, which she has termed a "challenge of such cosmic proportions that we can barely force ourselves to contemplate the costs of failing to act." This op-ed was originally published online at leadership.net.
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