FORA.tv Speaker - Lloyd Axworthy

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Biography

Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Winnipeg, served as Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1996 to 2000. In the Foreign Affairs portfolio, Minister Axworthy became internationally known for his advancement of the human security concept, in particular, the Ottawa Treaty - a landmark global treaty banning anti-personnel landmines. Axworthy currently serves as a Commissioner on the Aspen Institute's Dialogue and Commission on Arctic Climate Change. He is a Board member of the MacArthur Foundation, Human Rights Watch, the Educational Policy Institute, the Canadian Landmines Foundation, and the University of the Arctic, among others. In 2010, he was made an honorary member of the Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba and was given an Ojibwe name - Waapshki Pinaysee Inini, which means White Thunderbird Man.

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