Lloyd Axworthy

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Lloyd Axworthy is President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Winnipeg. He was Canada’s Foreign Minister from 1995 to 2000, and became internationally known for his advancement of the Ottawa Treaty – a landmark global treaty banning anti-personnel landmines.

Lloyd Axworthy est recteur et vice-chancelier de l’UniversitĂ© de Winnipeg. Il Ă©tait le ministre des Affaires Ă©trangĂšres du Canada de 1995 Ă  2000. Il est internationalement connu pour son implication dans l’élaboration du TraitĂ© d'Ottawa – un traitĂ© historique interdisant les mines anti-personnelles.

New Governance Needed for a New Year

December 18th 2012
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I write this under a certain cloud of apprehension. Ancient Mayan prophecies predict the end of the world on December 21st, 2012, which just happens to be my birthday. So in addition to preparing for another ring on the tree of life, I labour under the prediction that the aging process may not matter a hill of beans, it may just... 

Don’t Allow Libya to Define R2P

March 13th 2012
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Ever since the military involvement in Libya there has been an increasing debate, even a buzz, about whether or not it sets a precedent for future action in protecting civilians against state violence. The debate is further complicated by the current stalemate on taking action in Syria. This leads some critics to claim that the Responsibility... 

A UN Crisis

February 6th 2012
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The double veto by the Russians and the Chinese on an Arab League resolution on Syria at the Security Council has created a major crisis for the UN, resulting in new calls for action that promise to circumvent the stalemated organization as the international agency to protect innocent people from being slaughtered by their government. This,... 

On Canada and Kyoto

December 19th 2011
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As the end of the year approaches, it is common to reflect on the previous year and to take stock of the events that have passed and to file them away, according to significance. This past week I had another opportunity to visit Churchill, Manitoba. The focus of my brief trip was on the future development of its strategic inland... 

The Libya Mirage

August 30th 2011
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This Sunday’s edition of the New York Times carries an article on how the grandiose splendor of the Gadhafis have been exposed now that the extensive ring of palaces and residences have been breached by the rebel coalition. It brought to mind my own personal experience with the life style and excessiveness of the regime during...