- Current Position
- President of the Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science
- Alexander Laszlo, Ph.D., is President of the Board of Directors of the Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science (BCSSS), General Councillor at the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research (L-INPR), and President of the Honorary Board of Advisors of the World Complexity Science Academy (WCSA). He served as 57th President and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS), and was 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, serves on the Global Collaborators Board of Global Education Futures (GEF), on the EARTHwise Leadership Council, as Vice-President for Education on the Board of Directors of Unity Foundation, and as the Advisory Editor at the Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science. 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 Systems Research & Behavioral Science; World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research; Systema · Connecting Matter, Life, Culture and Technology; Markets and Business Systems; and Organisational Transformation & Social Change, recipient of the Gertrude Albert Heller Award, the Sir Geoffrey Vickers Memorial Award, and the Förderpreis Akademischer Klub award, author of over ninety-five journal, book, and encyclopedia publications, and a 6th Degree Black Belt of traditional Korean Karate. Born in Fribourg, Switzerland, he is holder of a PhD in the interdisciplinary field of 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, with a major in International and Comparative Political Science and a minor in Human Physiology.