Dr. Lloyd Axworthy
The Honorable Lloyd Axworthy, former Canadian Foreign Minister (1996-2000), serves as the President of the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy.
Dr. Axworthy is also the President of the University of Winnipeg. He has served as a board member at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Educational Policy Institute, and Human Rights Watch. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court and on the Advisory Council of the University of Southern California Center on Public Diplomacy and of Fair Vote Canada. He is an endorser of the Genocide Intervention Network and International Student Exchange, Ontario and a member of the UN International Commission on Legal Empowerment and the Poor. Dr. Axworthy is the former Director of the Liu Centre for the Study of Global Issues at the University of Winnipeg. He was first elected to the Canadian Parliament in 1979 and served as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Employment and Immigration, Minster of Transport, Minister of Human Resources Development, and Minister of Western Economic Diversification for the government of Canada. He received his B.A. in 1961 from United College (now The University of Winnipeg) and received an M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton in 1963 and 1972, respectively.
Dr. Axworthy was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for his work on banning landmines. Dr. Axworthy was a key figure in promoting the Land Mines Treaty and the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, and for advancing “human security,” a framework that considers the circumstances of individuals, not only states in international policy development and decision-making. Dr. Axworthy's book Navigating a New World - Canada's Global Future tells the story of his many other initiatives, including those on behalf of war-affected children. He was one of two winners of the North-South Prize in 1998 and was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2003.