Alexander Laszlo, Ph.D., is co-founder and President of Syntony Quest and former Director of the Doctoral Program in Management at the Graduate School of Business Administration & Leadership (EGADE-ITESM) in Mexico. He is professor of Systems Science and Evolutionary Development at a variety of graduate schools internationally, and President of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS). He serves on the Editorial Boards of the journals Systems Research & Behavioral Science; World Futures, the Journal of Global Education; Systems, Connecting Matter, Life, Culture and Technology; and Organizational Transformation & Social Change, has authored over sixty journal, book, and encyclopedia publications, and has been named a Level I Member of the National Research Academy of Mexico (SNI).
He has worked for the UNESCO Regional Office for Science & Technology for Europe, the Italian Electric Power Agency, and the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education, and has held visiting appointments with the London School of Economics and the European University Institute. He is recipient of the Gertrude Albert Heller Award, the Sir Geoffrey Vickers Memorial Award, as well as of the Förderpreis Akademischer Klub award of the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, for work in social innovation and sustainable development.
His intellectual passion is to apply systems thinking, policy analysis, and technology assessment to issues of individual and collective empowerment. His professional objective is to engage in educational and community-building activities that curate the conditions for a thrivable planet through action at systemic leverage points for emerging a global eco-civilization.
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. He enjoys reading science fiction, playing flute, and is a 5th Degree Black Belt in Chung Do Kwan style of Tae Kwon Do and a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Shotokan style of Karate.