Breakout Session: Constructing Peace, Deconstructing Terror
As Leader of the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland, Lord Alderdice played a significant role in the Talks on Northern Ireland. He was the first Speaker of the new Northern Ireland Assembly and on retirement was appointed to the Independent Monitoring Commission. He has served as Treasurer and then Vice-President of the European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party as well as Deputy President and then President of Liberal International. He was also the Chairman (Convenor) of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party in the House of Lords (2010 – 2014). In August 2010 the Prime Minister appointed him to the UK Committee on Standards in Public Life and reappointed him for a further term in 2013.