The World Movement for Democracy is guided by the leadership of the Steering Committee, currently chaired by Zainab Hawa Bangura of Sierra Leone. The Committee is made up of 30 individuals who represent democracy scholars, activists, journalists, and politicians from around the globe. Our members are leaders in their respective fields and bring multidisciplinary insight to World Movement’s work. Learn about their backgrounds and how they are influencing the democratic landscape below.

Former Chair: 

Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell is currently a trustee of the International Center for the Study of Radicalization and Political Violence at King’s College London. Campbell also sits on a number of boards and advisory committees including the Forum of Federations, Middle Powers Initiative, and Arab Democracy Foundation. Campbell served as the Chairwoman of the World Movement for Democracy’s Steering Committee from 2008 to 2015.  

Campbell served as the 19th and first female Prime Minister of Canada in 1993. Subsequently, she served as Canadian Consul General in Los Angeles (1996-2000) and taught at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (2001-2004). From 2004 to 2006, she was Secretary General of the Club of Madrid, an organization of former presidents and prime ministers of which she is a founding member. During her accomplished career, she held the cabinet portfolios of Minister of State for Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Minister of National Defense, and Minister of Veterans’ Affairs. She was the first woman to hold the Justice and Defense portfolios and the first woman Minister of Defense of a NATO country.