Founder, Institute for Planetary Security
2018 Speaker • 2019 Speaker • 2020 Speaker • 2021 Speaker

Ottawa, Canada

Alexander Verbeek is a Dutch environmentalist, public speaker, diplomat, and former strategic policy advisor at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Over the past 30 years, he has worked on international security, humanitarian and geopolitical risk issues, and the linkage to the earth's accelerating environmental crisis. 

Currently, Alexander is Policy Director at the Environment & Development Resource Centre in Brussels. He also works internationally as an expert speaker and advisor on planetary change to academia, global NGOs, private firms, and international organizations.

In 2014 he became a World Fellow at Yale University. Alexander Verbeek has been an associate or fellow at a number of international think tanks, a Visiting Fellow in the Peace and Conflict Department of Uppsala University in Sweden, and he is on the board of advisors of several international environmental initiatives. He is also an Associate Fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.

Alexander is recognized online as an influential leader to follow on climate change. His online following on all social media is more than 400,000.