Lloyd Axworthy

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Lloyd Axworthy "is Director and CEO of the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the University of British Columbia. Canada's Foreign Minister from 1995 to 2000, Lloyd Axworthy's political career spanned 27 years, during six of which he served in the Manitoba Legislative Assembly and twenty-one in the Federal Parliament. He held several Cabinet positions, notably Minister of Employment and Immigration, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, Minister of Transport, of Human Resources Development, of Western Economic Diversification and Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Currently, Dr. Axworthy holds positions on several boards and companies. He joined the law firm of Fraser Milner Casgrain as a consultant on trade and international affairs. He is a Board member of the MacArthur Foundation, Human Rights Watch - where he chairs the Advisory Board For Americas Watch, Lester B. Pearson College, University of the Arctic, the Pacific Council on International Policy, on the Port of Churchill Advisory Board as well as on the Advisory Board of the Ethical Globalization Initiative. He is also serving as Chairman of the Human Security Centre for the United Nations University for Peace (UPEACE), Co-Chair of the State of the World Forum, Commission on Globalization, and Honourary Chairman of the Canadian Landmine Foundation.

Lloyd Axworthy is married to Denise Ommanney.

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