UU To Honour Paddy Ashdown
Rt Hon Lord Ashdown
The University of Ulster is to confer an honorary degree on former Liberal democrat leader Paddy Ashdown, in recognition of his contribution to peace-keeping in his role as the international community’s High Representative in Bosnia-Herzegovina. He will receive the degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) at a ceremony in the Millennium Forum this summer.
The Rt Hon Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon GCMG was born in
Between 1959 and 1972 he served as an officer in the Royal Marines, and saw active service in Borneo, the Persian Gulf and
He joined the Foreign Office in 1972, and was posted to
He was made a Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the
In 2002, Lord Ashdown was appointed as UN High Representative in Bosnia-Herzegovina, serving with distinction until 2005.
Lord Ashdown became a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George (GCMG) in the 2006 New Year Honours List in recognition of his work in