The Axworthy Distinguished Lecture Series

Centre for the Liberal Arts and Secular Society

Dr. Jane Goodall speaking at a podium

Dr. Jane Goodall - Photo Credit Dan Harper

Dr. Cornel West speaking at a podium

Dr. Cornel West - Photo Credit Dan Harper

Full house at an Axworthy Lecture

A Full House - Photo Credit Dan Harper

The Axworthy Distinguished Lecture Series on Social Justice and the Public Good invites front-ranking researchers, social commentators and political leaders to the University of Winnipeg to deliver free lectures open to the public. Axworthy Distinguished Lecturers will bring interdisciplinary perspectives on social justice issues involving gender, religion and secularism, Indigeneity, language, ethnicity and race, ecology, and economy.

To follow the Axworthy Lecture Series, visit its Facebook page HERE

The Axworthy Lectures aim at accessibility and are open to the public. In order to make the Axworthy Lectures as accessible as possible with free admission, the series relies on donations from the community. To keep the lecture series ongoing in this accessible format, please consider donating to the Axworthy Lectureship. 

The Axworthy Lecture Series is housed in the Centre for the Liberal Arts and Secular Society (CLASS). Each lecture is typically delivered with an accompanying Institute delivered by CLASS researchers and featuring an impressive slate of guest speakers.

In addition to reaching local stakeholders, Axworthy lectures have been recorded by the CBC and broadcast as episodes of the popular program, IDEAS. This national program, hosted by Paul Kennedy, reaches a weekly audience of over a million listeners. 

The Axworthy Lecture Series  has been established to honour Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, President of the University of Winnipeg from 2004-14. Please click here to find out more about Dr. Axworthy.

Jason Hickel poster Mariana Mazzucato Slavoj Žižek Poster  

Anita Sarkeesian Poster Image Linda Tuhiwai Smith Vandana Shiva poster

Edward Snowden poster Nenshi Poster  Jane Goodall poster

Cornel West poster

Click on the poster images above to find out more about our Axworthy Lectures. Webages for past Axworthy Distinguished Lecturers contain media from their lectures, including event video and links to the CBC IDEAS broadcasts. Follow CLASS on twitter to hear about various events delivered through the Centre for the Liberal Arts and Secular Society, as well as to receive announcements about future Axworthy Lectures.

All rights reserved. Image of Dr. Lloyd Axworthy--credit to Dan Harper.

Friends of the Lecture Series

Thanks to the Friends for their generous support:

Lloyd Axworthy and Denise Ommanney Annette and Kevin Trimbee
Bob and Kim Silver Neil Besner
Jim Burns and Family Abdo and Samira El Tassi
Paul Lawrie and Rosaria Moretti-Lawrie James Currie and Lois Tessier
Fiona Green and Barry Edginton Mavis and Garth Reimer
Donald John Roberts Ken and Andrea McCluskey
Cara and Carlos Colorado