Hon. Lloyd Axworthy

Former Foreign Minister of Canada
Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Lloyd Axworthy, formerly Canada’s Foreign Minister (1995-2000), is President and Vice Chancellor of the University of Winnipeg. He has held several Cabinet positions and was Director and CEO of the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the University of British Columbia, where he became internationally known for advancing the human security concept. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his leadership on landmines; and received the North-South Institute’s Peace Award for his efforts in establishing the International Criminal Court and the Protocol on child soldiers. In February 2004, he was appointed special envoy for Ethiopia-Eritrea by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan.