May 14, 2012 Systems Scientist Alexander Laszlo “The Life & Career of Systems Scientist Alexander Laszlo”

Listen to Program. May 14, 2012 Systems Scientist Alexander Laszlo “The Life & Career of Systems Scientist Alexander Laszlo.”

Alexander Laszlo, son of Ervin László, born in Fribourg, Switzerland, received a BA from Haverford College, with a major in International and Comparative Political Science and a minor in Human Physiology. At the University of Pennsylvania he received his MA in History and Sociology of Science, and a PhD in the interdisciplinary field of Science and Technology Policy. He has been faculty member of both the MBA in Sustainable Business at Bainbridge Graduate Institute and the MBA in Sustainable Management at the Presidio School of Management since the first year of operation of each program. Laszlo now serves as Adjunct Faculty in the MBA in Sustainable Entrepreneurship program of the Green MBA at Dominican University, in the Leadership of Sustainable Systems program at both the Master’s and Doctoral levels at Saybrook Graduate School & Research Center, and on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Center for Advanced Study at the Giordano Bruno GlobalShift University. 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. He 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, and Organisational Transformation & Social Change. An active member of several systems science societies, among them Co-Chair of Evolutionary Development SIG at International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS), Alexander Laszlo is author of over fifty journal, book, and encyclopedia publications, with A Field Guide for Evolutionary Leaders forthcoming. Alexander Laszlo is the 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, and finalist for the 2003 Beyond Gray Pinstripes award of the World Resources Institute and the Aspen Institute for educational work in sustainable business.

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