Statesman Lloyd Axworthy to Speak at St. Edward's University
The Kozmetsky Center of Excellence in Global Finance at St. Edward's University will host the Honorable Lloyd Axworthy for a lecture on Monday, Oct. 24, the 60th anniversary of the creation of the United Nations. The public is invited to celebrate U.N. Day by listening to the internationally known statesman and Nobel Peace Prize nominee.
Axworthy is the president and vice chancellor of the University of Winnipeg. Canada's foreign minister from 1995 to 2000, his political career spanned 27 years. He served six years in the Manitoba Legislative Assembly, 21 in the Federal Parliament, and has held several Cabinet positions. He currently serves as chairman of the Human Security Centre for the United Nation's University for Peace.
Axworthy is widely recognized for his advancement of the human security concept, described in his paper "The Responsibility to Protect." For his leadership on banning landmines, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. For his efforts in establishing the International Criminal Court and the protocol on child soldiers, he received the North-South Institute's Peace Award.
• Who: The Kozmetsky Center of Excellence in Global Finance at St. Edward's University
• What: Presentation by Statesman Lloyd Axworthy on United Nations Day and its 60th anniversary
• When: 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 24
• Where: Jones Auditorium, Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center at St. Edward's University (3001 South Congress Avenue)
Free and open to the public.
For more information, contact the Kozmetsky Center of Excellence in Global Finance at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-233-1678.
About the Kozmetsky Center: Established through a $3 million gift from Ronya Kozmetsky and her late husband, George, the Kozmetsky Center of Excellence in Global Finance benefits not only student at the university — through interdisciplinary scholarly activities on campus and in international forums — but also individuals around the world who will be affected by sustainable financial stability.
About U.N. Day: Each year, this day is celebrated in all states and American possessions, and by all 81 countries, that are members of the United Nations. The purpose of U.N. Day is to educate others about the organization's aims, purposes and achievements.