- Higher education professional with expertise in teaching, courses development, policy initiatives, and research.
- Results-oriented expert with 20 years of experience.
- The author of 5 books, researcher.
- Managed network-building projects with academic, public and international organizations, businesses.
- Member of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals and the International Environmental Communication Association.
Alexander is an alumnus of the Food Security program and Sustainability Management program at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. He has taught at universities in Ukraine as well as Humber College in Toronto and has done widespread research on food policies, sustainability and communications. Alexander Belyakov publishes and speaks on food security issues. He is a recent contributor to a special issue of the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences on North American food resilience published by the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS). Access his article “From Chernobyl to Fukushima: an interdisciplinary framework for managing and communicating food security risks after nuclear plant accidents” here. Belyakov presented at 2014 AESS Annual Meeting at Pace University in New York City. Belyakov has created a website for his project “From Chernobyl to Fukushima”. He also presented at the Yale Food System Symposium 2013.
Alexander combines his research with extensive international experience. His teaching is supplemented with work in international projects with German governmental institutions; United Nations Development Program; USAID; visiting scholarships in the USA and Germany; as well as academic research in sustainability, risk communications, and environmental studies. His research interests in food security lie in the areas of food and sustainability, food policies (especially food security policy analysis), as well as emergency management and food security.
He has been the visiting scholar at the Institute for Environmental and Sustainability Communication, University of Lüneburg, Germany, and in Environmental Journalism Program at the Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley, USA.
Alexander successfully completed many professional development programs in sustainability, including: International Program on the Management of Sustainability, Sustainability Challenge Foundation and TiasNimbas Business School, Zeist, The Netherlands; Urban and City Development Strategies in a Globalized World, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary; Course in Sustainable Environmental Management, Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program, University of California, Berkeley, USA, etc. Please read Alexander’s blog contribution.
In addition to sustainability, Alexander’s area of expertise includes food security, international disaster and emergency policies and communications with a specific focus on recovery after nuclear disasters. He has developed a new course CKDM 115 “International Policies and Disaster Coordination” and case study on Chernobyl, which are offered for the Certificate in Disaster and Emergency Management at Ryerson University.
Alexander believes in making a living by making a difference. He enjoys working with people and helping them learn something new that makes not only transitional, but mostly transformational change in their life. His passion is about future generations and positive changes in this world. He is a member of the Board of Advisors, the Chernobyl Foundation, Toronto. Connect with Alexander at: alexbelyakov [at] gmail [dot] com. Join Alexander at LinkedIn.
Please review a sample project presentation “A ‘Triple-Bottom-Line’ Sustainability Project Evaluation Methodology” here: PMI Global Webinar CoP_Sustainability_www.alexbelyakov.com.
Are you interested in learning more about the Sustainability Management Certificate program at Ryerson University? Please see the attached flyer Sustainability Course.
Are you interested in learning more about the course CKDM 115 “International Policies and Disaster Coordination” at Ryerson University? Please read here.
Are you interested in learning more about the Course MSTU 100 Role of Media in Society at Humber College? Please read more here. You are welcome to download a sample article in Critique written by Alexander.
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