Alexander Laszlo

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Alexander Laszlo, Ph.D.

Alexander Laszlo is President of the Board of Directors of the Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science (BCSSS), Director of Research at the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research (LINPR), Co-Founder and Global Collaborator of Global Education Futures (GEF), and Founding Member of the Board of Directors of the Social Systems Foundation (SSF LLC.). He served as the 57th President and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS), and was Director of the Doctoral Program in Management at the Graduate School of Business Administration & Leadership (EGADE-ITESM), Mexico, and Founding Director of the Doctoral Program in Leadership and Systemic Innovation at ITBA, Argentina. As Professor of Systems Science and Evolutionary Development, he teaches on evolutionary leadership, collaboration, and systems thinking at a variety of MBA and Doctoral programs internationally, and serves as President of the Honorary Board of Advisors of the World Complexity Science Academy (WCSA).  He has worked for UNESCO, the Italian Electric Power Agency, and the U.S. Department of Education, has held visiting appointments with the London School of Economics and the European University Institute, and has been named a Level I Member of the National Research Academy of Mexico (SNI).  He is on the Editorial Boards of seven internationally arbitered research journals, recipient of the Gertrude Albert Heller Award, the Sir Geoffrey Vickers Memorial Award, and the Förderpreis Akademischer Klub award, author of over one hundred journal, book, and encyclopedia publications, and a 6th Degree Black Belt in traditional Taekwon-do. 

Born in Fribourg, Switzerland, he is holder of a PhD in Science and Technology Policy from the University of Pennsylvania from where he also received his MA in History and Sociology of Science.  His BA is from Haverford College in Political Science. Current research interests involve exploration of ‘full spectrum humaning’ at the nexus of holistic being, transcendent sentience, and curated emergence.  Research projects include the embodied aspects of science and spirituality as a living field of consciousness; empathy-based education; the relationship between sustainability and thrivability; systemic innovation for planetary flourishing; and syntony as an organizing force in societal evolution.



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