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Leveraging her dynamic and thorough understanding of government from the inside out, Kim Campbell speaks on major issues of the day, particularly those related to leadership in the political as well as business arenas. Her leadership role in several global organizations has led her to develop an expertise informed by real time exposure to populations in democratic transition, economic crisis and gender imbalances. For example:
From 2004 through 2006 Ms. Campbell served as Secretary General of the Club of Madrid, an organization of former heads of government and state who work to promote democratization through peer relations with leaders of transitional democracies. Ms. Campbell is a founding member and additionally has served as its Acting President in 2002 and Vice President 2003-2004 and sat on the Board of Directors from 2007-2011.
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Kim Campbell served as Chair of the Council of Women World Leaders (CWWL) from 1999-2003. The Council's membership consists of women who hold or have held the office of President or Prime Minister.
From Oct. 2003 - Oct. 2005, Ms. Campbell served as President of the International Women's Forum, which advances leadership across careers, cultures, and continents by connecting the world's most preeminent women of significant and diverse achievement.
Today, Ms. Campbell devotes the majority of her time to serving as the founding principal of the new Peter Lougheed Leadership College at the University of Alberta. She also chairs the steering committee of the World Movement for Democracy and is a trustee of the Int'l Ctr for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence at King's College London.
She is a board member of the Forum of Federations based on Ottawa, the East West Institute, and a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, (the West Coast affiliate of the Council on Foreign Relations) as well as the the Global Council of the the Asia Society New York. She is also a senior advisor to the International Crisis Group and an honorary board member of the Climate Action Reserve.
Ms. Campbell's corporate director experience includes the high tech, bio-tech and medical devices industries and she is a consultant on issues related to democratization and leadership.
Kim Campbell was educated at the University of British Columbia (BA, 1969, LLB, 1983) and the London School of Economics (Doctoral studies in Soviet Government, ABD, 1970-73) where she's an Honorary Fellow. She holds several honorary degrees. The 3rd Edition of her best-selling political memoir Time and Chance was released in May of 2008.
Ms. Campbell speaks widely on issues related to leadership, international politics, democratization, climate change, gender, and Canadian/American relations. For information on how to request the Right Honourable Kim Campbell as a speaker, visit the American Program Bureau, or in Canada visit National Speakers Bureau.
Ms. Campbell is married to composer, pianist, and actor, Hershey Felder.