Kishwer Falkner entered the House of Lords in 2004, where she is currently Chairman of the House of Lords European Union Sub-Committee on Financial Affairs and a Member of both the House of Lords EU Select Committee and the Joint House of Commons – House of Lords Select Committee on the National Security Strategy.
In addition to Parliament, Kishwer is Chancellor of Northampton University. She is a member of the Anglo-British Conference, Königswinter, and serves on the Advisory Boards of YouGov-Cambridge and the think tank Demos..
She was elected Vice President of Liberal International – the network of Liberal Parties around the world at the Rotterdam Conference in April 2014.
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, having obtained degrees from the London School of Economics and the University of Kent. She was born in Pakistan and has lived and worked across the Middle East, Europe and North America.
Prior to joining the House of Lords, Kishwer ran an International NGO, worked for the Commonwealth Secretariat in the Political Affairs Division and in the Policy Unit at Liberal Democrat Headquarters.