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Kim Campbell

Secretary General of the Club of Madrid,; former Prime Minister of Canada (invited)

Kim Campbell (Co-Chair) is 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. She is also a lecturer in public policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Ms. Campbell served as Canada's first woman prime minister in 1993. She previously held cabinet positions as Minister of State for Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Minister of Justice and Attorney General, and Minister of National Defense and Veteran's Affairs. From 1999 to 2003, Ms. Campbell chaired the Council of Women World Leaders based at Harvard. In 2003, she assumed the presidency of the International Women's Forum, a global organization of women of significant and diverse achievement. Ms. Campbell speaks widely on issues relating to international politics and conflict resolution, democratization, gender, leadership, international trade, and United States - Canadian relations. She holds a B.A. and LL.B. from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

 

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