Lloyd Axworthy

World Refugee & Migration Council
Foreign Minister of Canada; Academic administrator
Leadership, Policy, and Communications
Public Affairs and Public Policy
International Honorary Member


Lloyd Axworthy is Chancellor of St. Paul's University College, a constituent of the University of Waterloo in Canada. He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Cabinet chaired by Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien. Following his retirement from parliament, he served as president and vice-chancellor of the University of Winnipeg from 2004 to 2014. He helped establish the Ottawa Treaty that bans anti-personnel land mines. He also lent his voice to the campaign against the use of child soldiers and the international trade in light weapons. In 1999-2000 he served as President of the United Nations Security Council. Since leaving public life in the fall of 2000, Dr. Axworthy has been the recipient of several prestigious awards and honours. The Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation presented him with the Senator Patrick J. Leahy Award in recognition of his leadership in the global effort to outlaw landmines, to ban the use of children as soldiers, and to bring war criminals to justice. Princeton University awarded him the Madison Medal for his record of outstanding public service, he received the CARE International Humanitarian Award. Dr. Axworthy has been named to Order of Manitoba and to the Order of Canada and has received honorary doctorates from 12 universities.

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