David Trimble (Lord)

European Advisory Board Member and Nobel Laureate
Lord David Trimble | Counter Extremism Project

Lord Timble, a former law professor at Queen’s University in Belfast, is one of the primary architects, with his political opposite John Hume and the UK and Irish prime ministers, Tony Blair and Bertie Ahern, of the Good Friday Agreement of 1998, which has established the bedrock for the sustained peace that exists today in Northern Ireland. Trimble and Hume were co-recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998 in recognition of their work on the Northern Irish peace process. Later elected the first First Minister of Northern Ireland, Lord Trimble was largely successful in the decommissioning of weapons held by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA). In 2006 he accepted a life peerage in the House of Lords as Baron Trimble of Lisnagarvey, Antrim.