Lloyd Axworthy / @lloydaxworthy

President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Winnipeg
Lloyd Axworthy, President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Winnipeg, graduated in 1961 with a BA from United College (now The University of Winnipeg), and received an MA and PhD from Princeton in 1963 and 1972 respectively. Dr. Axworthy enjoyed an extended political career, spanning 27 years, six of which he served in the Manitoba Legislative Assembly and twenty-one in the Federal Parliament. He held several Cabinet positions, most notably Minster of Foreign Affairs from 1996-2000 where he is known for the advancement of the human security concept. At The University of Winnipeg, Dr. Axworthy is working to renew the campus and its downtown community with the view to making post-secondary education more accessible to inner-city, Aboriginal, new immigrant and refugee students. He has been a board member for a number of organizations, including The MacArthur Foundation, STARS Air Ambulance, the Conference Board of Canada, Apathy is Boring – Council on Youth Electoral Engagement, and the Coalition for the International Criminal Court. In 2010, he was made an honourary member of the Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba and was given an Ojibwe name - Waapshki Pinaysee Inini, which translates to White Thunderbird Man.

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Renewing R2P

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April 17, 2014
There is still much work to be done on how to define and apply R2P, but there is hope for the concept, says Lloyd Axworthy.