Alexander Likhotal served as adviser to Mikhail Gorbachev for many years and is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Geneva-based Green Cross International. He is a member of the International Council for the Earth Charter and Adviser to the Club of Madrid and has launched internationally acclaimed initiatives such as the Earth Dialogues Forum and has spearheaded Green Cross International’s global campaign for the Right to Water. Prof. Likhotal was the Deputy Spokesman for the President of the USSR and has held a number of academic positions internationally specialising in European security and NATO. He was visiting professor at the Northeastern University, Boston, USA, Research Associate at the Institute of European Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow and Associate Editor of Security Dialogue Journal, Oslo, Norway. Having witnessed first hand the wide reaching effects of “glasnost” in Russia and the rapidly changing global political horizon, Professor Likhotal is ideally positioned to advise organisations around the world on the social, economic and political future of an increasingly climate conscious world. Tailoring his engaging presentations to focus on individual clients’ objectives Prof. Likhotal uses numerous examples of strong leadership and effective decision making to inspire and challenge audiences the world over. Alexander Likhotal has served as a European Security analyst for the Soviet Union leadership, Deputy Spokesman and Advisor to the President of USSR, Mikhail Gorbachev (1989-1991), Director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London (1988-1994) and Professor of International Relations at the University of London, St. Antony’s College.