Alexander Soros

Alexander Soros graduated from New York University in 2009 with a BA in history and is pursuing a doctorate in modern European history at the University of California, Berkeley. His history and philosophy PhD thesis is titled, Jewish Dionysus: Heine, Neitzsche, and the Politics of Literature. Soros is also a postdoctoral fellow at the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and the Humanities at Bard College.

Soros sits on the boards of Bend the Arc, which supports grassroots efforts to strengthen lower-income neighborhoods across the United States; Global Witness, which exposes and breaks the links between natural resources, conflict, and corruption; and the Gordon Parks Foundation, which preserves the photographer’s work and supports educational and artistic activities that promote his values. Soros’s op-eds have appeared in the Guardian, the Miami Herald, Politico, Reuters, and, the Thomas Reuters Foundation website.

Soros is the founder of The Alexander Soros Foundation, a grant-making organization promoting civil rights, social justice, and education in the United States and abroad. The foundation has received wide media coverage, including from Bloomberg News, the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Forbes, the Forward, Inside Philanthropy, Reuters, and New York 1.