Dr. Lloyd Axworthy is the Chancellor of St. Paul’s University in Waterloo, Ontario. He also serves as Board Chair of CUSO International, a Canadian based international development agency.
Until recently he was the President, and Vice Chancellor of the University of Winnipeg. In his ten years as President, he pioneered community learning programs for Aboriginal and low income youth.
He also served more than 20 years as an elected member of the Canadian Parliament holding several Cabinet posts, including Minister of Foreign Affairs. In that position he was known for his work in advancing the Human Security agenda that included the Treaty on Anti-Personnel Landmines, the International Criminal Court, and the Protocol on Child Soldiers. In 1997, he was nominated by United States Senator Patrick Leahy to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on banning landmines.
In 2002, he was awarded The Order of Canada, Princeton University’s Madison Medal and the North-South Peace Prize.
He lives in Winnipeg, Canada. He holds a BA from the University of Winnipeg, and a Ph.D from Princeton University.