Alexander Soros is a doctoral candidate in the history department of the University of California at Berkeley and the managing partner of Soros Brothers Investments. In 2012, he established the Alexander Soros Foundation, which supports human rights, social justice, and educational causes. He also created the Alexander Soros Foundation award for Extraordinary Achievement in Environmental and Human Rights Activism. The inaugural award went to Liberian activist Silas Siakor. Soros is the founding chair of the board of directors of Bend the Arc Jewish Action, a leading progressive Jewish domestic lobby in the United States. He also serves on the board of the Soros Economic Development Fund and on the advisory board of Global Witness.