Opening Session: Pathways into the Future, Triggers of Change

President of Green Cross International

Professor Alexander Likhotal is the President of Green Cross International. He holds doctorates in Political Science from the Moscow State Institute for International Relations (1975) and in History from the Institute of World Economy and International Relations, USSR Academy of Sciences (1987).

In addition to an academic career as a Professor of Political Science and International Relations, 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, Professor Likhotal served as his advisor and spokesman  at the Gorbachev Foundation.

Becoming Vice President (1996), and President of Green Cross International  (2000), he is actively involved in furthering sustainable development principles.
Mr. Likhotal is also a member of the Club of Rome, a councillor at the World Future Council, member of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences, Board member of the World Culture Forum and serves as adviser to the Club of Madrid.

For more information, visit Alexander Likhotal’s page on the Green Cross International website.

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