PUBLIC LECTURE – UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA
Is the Arctic a Zone of Peace?
Event Date: October 26, 2012
Location: Social Sciences Building, 120 University Street, room 4004
Reception: 4:30 – 5:30 light refreshments
Lecture and Discussion: 5:30 – 7:00
Free. In English. Registration is not required.
THOMAS S. AXWORTHY
Senior Fellow with the Munk School of Global Affairs and Massey College, University of Toronto
Thomas S. Axworthy has had a distinguished career in government, academia, and philanthropy. Early in his career, he served as Senior Policy Advisor and Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, before leaving politics to teach. In 1984, Dr. Axworthy went to Harvard University as a Fellow of the Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School of Government. He was subsequently appointed visiting Mackenzie King Chair of Canadian Studies. In 1999, Dr. Axworthy helped to create the Historica Foundation to improve teaching and learning of Canadian history, becoming its Executive Director until 2005. To recognize his achievements in heritage education (he initiated the Heritage Minutes), civics, and citizenship, Dr. Axworthy was invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada (2002). In 2003, he became Chair of the Centre for the Study of Democracy, School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University, pursuing the themes of expanded human rights and responsibilities, democratic reform, Canadian-American relations, and modern liberalism that characterized his research, teaching and advocacy career. He is a distinguished senior fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and a senior fellow at Massey College. Dr. Axworthy was recently appointed Secretary General of the InterAction Council of Former Heads of State and Government.
Presented by Canadian Pugwash Group in cooperation with the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa and the Rideau Institute