Progress Summit keynote Julia Gillard to head international education fund

Broadbent Institute congratulates Gillard, looks forward to her participation in the Summit

OTTAWA—The Broadbent Institute is delighted by the news that former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard was named yesterday to lead the Global Partnership for Education, an international initiative to provide quality childhood education in developing countries. Gillard is giving the keynote speech at the Institute's Progress Summit in Ottawa on March 29th.

Gillard will be joined as a keynote speaker by economist and author Mariana Mazzucato, Canadian-born French MP Axelle Lemaire, and Human Rights Campaign's Director of Marketing Anastasia Khoo. A dynamic roster of panel speakers will also add their voices to the debate on fairer and more sustainable approaches to building a prosperous 21st century Canadian economy.

"Progressives like Julia Gillard will offer unique perspectives on cutting-edge ideas," said Broadbent Institute Executive Director Rick Smith. "The summit is all about bringing together top-notch policy experts to provide an innovative and tangible contribution to the Canadian public policy debate."

The Progress Summit will take place from March 28-30 in Ottawa. The latest speakers list, including keynote speaker biographies and photos, is available online at


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Mike Fancie, Broadbent Institute
613-866-3606 or mfancie at broadbentinstitute dot ca