Kim Campbell Speaks on Diversity and Interculturality

March 17, 2009

Photo courtesy of Valerio Merino.

Cordoba, Spain. On March 17th Former Prime Minister Campbell addressed the “International Forum on Diversity and Interculturality” on behalf of the Club de Madrid. The forum took place March 17-19, 2009 in Córdoba, Spain and featured contributions from internationally recognized experts in political, scientific, diplomatic and economic fields, who were known for their commitment to the principles and values of intercultural dialogue. 

In her keynote speech addressing the session, “Interculturality, Diversity and Politics in the Face of a World in Crisis,” Campbell spoke about leaders needing to have integrity and character in order to avoid looking for easy ways out of a crisis. According to Campbell, “[Leaders] must use their power to keep their citizens united in order to face a challenge,” And "a good leader is someone who can mobilize people to do things they will never be ashamed of." 

"It is in times of crisis when true political leaders flourish.”-- Kim Campbell 3/17/09

As part of an initiative to provide a permanent space for reflection and exchange of experiences on the definition of strategies and policies appropriate to the new intercultural and mainstreaming needs, the Cordoba City Council is in the process of promoting a program entitled “Córdoba Intercultural.”  This social and civil initiative is aimed at recovering the historical role of their city in fostering dialogue between cultures and peoples.
The initial phase of the program was concluded with the First International Forum on Diversity and Interculturality, and it was held under the auspices of the European Union, the Spanish Ministry of Culture and the Spanish National Plan for the Alliance of Civilizations.
Visit "Córdoba Intercultural" to learn more about the program and see the Club de Madrid press briefing (Spanish Only) for press coverage of the forum.
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