Henry Kaiser Memorial Lecture: Globalization, Labor Conditions and Human Rights
Wednesday, 10/24/2007 4:00 PM (EST)
Lord Kinnock was elected to the House of Commons as a Member
of Parliament (MP) for Bedwellty (later Islywn) in 1970. He was
elected to the Labour Party National Executive in 1978 and appointed
Chief Education Spokesman of the Labour Party in 1979. In 1983 he
was elected Labour Party Leader and Leader of Her Majesty's Opposition.
He stepped down from the Party leadership in 1992 and in 1995 was
appointed to the European Commission. He was European Commissioner
for Transport from 1995-1999 and, from 1999-2004, Vice President of
the Commission. He was made a member of the House of Lords in 2005
as Lord Kinnock of Bedwellty. He has been President of Cardiff University
since 1998 and Chair of the British Council since December 2004.