Lord John ALDERDİCE 1955


Born in 1955, Lord Alderdice was qualified as a Medical Doctor in 1978 with a degree in psychiatry and psychoanalysis. He played a significant role in the development of the Irish Peace Process and the negotiation of the 1998 Belfast/Good Friday Agreement. Lord Alderdice had been appointed by Her Majesty The Queen to sit in the House of Lords in 1996 and was at that time one of the youngest people ever appointed to a Life Peerage.  He was from 2010 to 2014 Chairman of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords during the Conservative/Liberal Coalition Government. In recent years, Lord Alderdice has increasingly focused on his academic and practical involvement in understanding and addressing situations of violent political conflict in various other parts of the world. He is a Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford and Founding Director of the “Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict” there. Lord Alderdice, who has received awards from many prestigious institutions and organizations, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Senate of Üsküdar University on 28 February 2019.