Lord Wallace of Saltaire is the Chair of IDEAS Board. Lord Wallace is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics and has a long distinguished record in British politics. He was made a peer in 1995 and became the Liberal Democrat spokesman on Foreign Affairs and Defence. He subsequently sat on the Select Committee on European Communities and was Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Justice and Home Affairs from 1997-2000. 2004 saw him elected Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrat Peers. Lord Wallace was Director of Studies of the Royal Institute of International Affairs from 1978- 1990, Visiting Professor, International Relations Department at the Central European University, 1993-96, and Walter Hallstein Senior Research Fellow at St. Anthony's College, Oxford. He holds a BA from Cambridge and a PhD from Cornell and Nuffield College, Oxford.