Professor, the Lord Alderdice FRCPsych

As Leader of the Alliance Party, Lord Alderdice was one of the negotiators of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, then first Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, and subsequently one of four Commissioners appointed to oversee security normalization in Ireland.

A Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords since 1996 and Chairman of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords during the Conservative/Liberal Coalition, he was President of Liberal International and is currently Executive Chairman of The Changing Character of War Centre at Pembroke College, Oxford, a Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, Oxford, Professor of Practice at the Global Humanity for Peace Institute, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, and Founder and Chairman of The Concord Foundation.