Likhotal, Alexander

Prof. Alexander Likhotal has been President of Green Cross International since 1996, where he is actively involved in furthering the sustainable development agenda.

Following an academic career as a Professor of Political Science and International Relations, he served as a European Security analyst for the leadership of the Soviet Union. In 1991, he was appointed Deputy Spokesman and Advisor to USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev. After President Gorbachev’s resignation, Alexander served as his advisor and spokesman at the Gorbachev Foundation.

He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, of the World Academy of Art and Science, a Councillor at the World Future Council, and serves as adviser to the Club of Madrid.

Alexander earned 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). Born in Moscow, he lives now in Switzerland with his wife and has one daughter.

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