Professor Alexander Mirtchev, LLM, PhD is an American academic, executive, and philanthropist, working in the areas of geopolitics, geo-economics, global economic security, political risk analysis, and risk mitigation.

His most recent work, The Prologue: The Alternative Energy Megatrend in the Age of Great Power Competition is available in English, German, Russian, and Spanish.

Dr. Mirtchev is currently a Distinguished Visiting Professor at George Mason University’s Schar School of Government and Policy. He is a founding council member of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, where he was senior fellow and member of the Wilson National Cabinet. Mirtchev is a member of Chatham House and the Royal Institute of International Affairs. He also serves on the James Madison Council of the U.S. Library of Congress.

Mirtchev is a vice chair of the Atlantic Council of the United States, member of the executive and strategy committees, and member of the advisory council of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. He served as vice president of the Royal United Services Institute for Defense and Security Studies (RUSI), UK, and as executive chairman of RUSI International.

Dr. Mirtchev has authored several monographs and numerous policy articles. He has also served as editor and publisher of academic and professional journals, and was on the Advisory Board of Fox Business’ “Wall Street Week.”

During the course of his business career, Dr. Mirtchev was director of the international business and investment division at Stewart & Stewart, a top-rated Washington, D.C. law firm concentrating on international trade remedy proceedings and WTO negotiations; Chairman of a high-end risk-mitigation services joint venture with a NASDAQ-listed corporation; President and founder of Krull Corp., a macro-economic geopolitical consultancy; Chairman of a Sustainable Development Fund; and Board Member of a Sovereign Wealth Fund; among other notable positions. He also served as president and chairman of several enterprises and is a serial investor in the areas of alternative energy, robotics, artificial intelligence, and other dynamic startup initiatives.

Mirtchev obtained an LLM degree in International and Comparative Law from George Washington University and a PhD in Philosophy from St. Kliment Ohridski University, where he was an associate professor. In addition, he studied economics and finance at the London School of Economics, Boston University, and Harvard Business School. He also received Honorary Doctorates from the Ukrainian Academy of Foreign Trade and several other international academic institutions.

Dr. Mirtchev’s personal interests include classical philosophy, opera, and art. Befittingly, he is the curator of the Hellenistic Tanagra Figurine Educational Initiative.