Kishwer Falkner

Kishwer Falkner

Distinguished Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy


Kishwer Falkner entered the Lords in 2004 and served on the Liberal Democrat front bench till 2010. From 2010-15 she chaired the Liberal Democrats Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs.  She has served on several other senior committees of the Lords, including the Constitution Committee, the Joint Committee on Human Rights and several EU committees.  She was appointed Chairwoman of the EU Sub-Committee on Economic and Financial Affairs in 2015, and has led this cross-party committee’s pivotal work on the EU and Brexit over the last two years.

Kishwer is currently Visiting Professor at King’s College and was Chancellor of Northampton University from 2008-16. Kishwer has held Fellowships at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford (2010), and at the Institute of Politics, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (2006).  She also served as a member of the Prime Minister’s Taskforce on Tackling Muslim Extremism which was established in the aftermath of the London bombings in July 2005.

Kishwer’s academic background is in International Relations, obtaining degrees from the London School of Economics and the University of Kent.

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