Alexander Likhotal


WAAS Designation: 
Fellow
Two line Bio: 

Alexander Likhotal is President of Green Cross International (GCI). He holds doctorates in Political Science from the Moscow State Institute  for International Relations (1975) and History from USSR Academy of Sciences (1987). In addition to an academic career, he served as a European security analyst for the Soviet Union leadership. In 1991, he was appointed Deputy Spokesman and Advisor to the President of the USSR, Mikhail Gorbachev. After Mr. Gorbachev’s resignation, he served as his advisor and spokesman at the Gorbachev Foundation. Alexander Likhotal is actively involved in furthering sustainable development principles as President of GCI. He has launched internationally acclaimed initiatives such as the Earth Dialogues Forum and Green Cross International’s global campaign for the Right to Water. He is also a member of the Club of Rome (Executive Committee), a Councilor at the World Future Council, Board member of the World Culture Forum and serves as advisor to the Club of Madrid. He has held academic positions at Northeastern University (Boston), the Institute of European Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow) and Security Dialogue Journal (Oslo). He has authored numerous publications and articles on environment, global politics and education.

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Personal Statement: 
A. Likhotal holds a Doctorate in Political Science from the Moscow State Institute for International Relations, USSR, and a Doctorate in History from the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the USSR Academy of Sciences. He has had an exceptional academic career – as a teacher of political science and international relations at some of the leading institutions in that field in the USSR. Also, he has served as a European security analyst for the USSR leadership. In 1991, he was appointed the Deputy Spokesman and Advisor to the President of the USSR, Mikhail Gorbachev. Later, he worked at the Gorbachev Foundation. Presently, he is the President and a Member of the Board of Directors of the Green Cross International, Geneva, Switzerland, which is an environmental agency actively involved in preparing and carrying out the global agenda of sustainable development. In addition, he is a Member of the Earth Charter International Council, a Member of the Board of Directors of the Universal Forum of Cultures, a Member of the Advisory Board of the Club of Madrid, a Councilor of the World Future Council, and a Member of the Club of Rome.
City: 
Geneva
Country: 
Swiss Confederation
Other Affiliations: 
Club of Rome, member
Club of Madrid, adviser
World Future Council, councillor
World Forum of Cultures, member of the Board
Specialization: 
sustainable development, international security