Alexander Laszlo


AlexanderLaszlo, Ph.D., is the President of the Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science (BCSSS).  He was the Founding Director of the Doctoral Program in Leadership and Systemic Innovationat ITBA, Argentina was the Director of the Doctoral Program in Management at the Graduate School of Business Administration & Leadership (EGADE-ITESM), Mexico.  He was the 57th President and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS). He serves as President of the Honorary Board of Advisors of the World Complexity Science Academy (WCSA), and has worked for UNESCO, the Italian Electric Power Agency, and the U.S. Department of Education. He has held visiting appointments with the London School of Economics and the European University Institute and is a 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 ninety publications, and a 6th Degree Black Belt of traditional Korean Karate.  He has 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) and a BA from Haverford College in Political Science.