Mr. Klein's lecture, Government and Politics: Ralph's Way, is an inspirational message born from personal experience about the challenges of leadership in the political ring. Audiences will hear from one of Canada's most successful leaders in public service with discussion guaranteed to be instructive and educational, helping leaders, students, and citizens understand significant public policy issues our country and province face.
Mr. Klein served as Premier of Alberta from 1992 to 2006. He also served a very successful term as Mayor of the City of Calgary where he oversaw the 1988 Olympic Winter Games. His experience for more than 30 years in public service has given Mr. Klein vast knowledge and relationships, enabling him to provide unique insights into public policy issues facing Canadians in 2008. Particular areas of interest include oil and gas, electric energy, securities and capital markets, health law and aboriginal law.
The Mel Smith Lecture Series aims to foster a Western Canadian contribution to significant public policy issues. The lecture Government and Politics: Ralph's Way is open to the public, and those concerned about democracy and our governing institutions are encouraged to participate. The lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer period.
During the event, the recipient of the annual Mel Smith Scholarship for 2008/09 will be announced. This scholarship is awarded to a TWU student of exceptional academic ability, majoring in Canadian history or political science.
Admission is free, and a reception will follow. For more information, please contact Wendy Lees at 604.513.2033 or email Wendy.Lees@twu.ca
The Mel Smith Special Collection-chronicling federal-provincial relations during the crucial period 1967 to 1992-is housed in TWU's archives and includes a comprehensive set of professional and personal constitutional papers. The collection provides a unique, B.C. perspective on Canadian constitutional issues, and is available to students and researchers from all institutions. The archives can be found by clicking here.
At a Glance
What: 10th Anniversary of the Mel Smith Lecture Series featuring Ralph Klein
Date: Thursday, February 7, 2008
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Northwest Building Auditorium, Trinity Western University
Cost: Free to attend
Contact: Wendy Lees Tel: 604.513.2033, email: Wendy.Lees@twu.ca
Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a not-for-profit Christian liberal arts and sciences university enrolling approximately 4000 students. TWU offers undergraduate degrees in 40 major areas of study ranging from biotechnology, education, nursing, theatre and music to business, communications and biblical studies. TWU's 16 graduate degrees include such areas as counseling psychology, business, theology, administrative leadership and interdisciplinary studies in English, philosophy and history.
Last Updated: 2009-02-04