Alexander Müller is a Senior Fellow at the Potsdam Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), supporting the Global Soil Forum in particular and broader science society interactions in general.

Until last year, he was the Assistant Director-General of the Natural Resources Management and Environment Department of the FAO. From 2001 to 2005, he was State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry of Consumer Protection, Food and Agriculture. Müller has political experience, from his membership in German parliament (1995 to 2001) and service as the Chair of the Caucus of the Green Party. During his political career he was also a member of the Committee of Environmental Affairs, the Finance Committee and the Committee for New Media. From 1992 to 1995, he was the State Secretary for the Hessian Ministry of Youth, Family and Health Affairs in Wiesbaden, Germany.

Alexander holds a Master of Social Sciences focusing on sociology and political sciences from the Philipps Universitat, Germany.

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