Alexander Soros

Alex Soros is the founding chair of Bend the Arc Jewish Action, and sits on the boards of Central European University, Global Witness, the International Crisis Group, and Libraries Without Borders, among other organizations. Soros’s writing has appeared in the Forward, the Guardian, the Miami Herald, the New York Daily NewsPlacePolitico, Reuters, the Sun-Sentinel, the Sür International Journal of Human Rights, and Thomson Reuters Foundation News, among other media outlets.

Soros is the founder of The Alexander Soros Foundation, an organization that gives out an annual award to activists working at the nexus of environmentalism and human rights. Media coverage about the foundation has appeared in Bloomberg News, the Chronicle of PhilanthropyForbes, the ForwardInside Philanthropy, New York 1, the New York Times, NPR, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere.

Soros graduated from New York University in 2009 with a BA in history and received his PhD in 2018 from the University of California, Berkeley. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and the Humanities at Bard College, an honorary fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at Central European University in Budapest, and a visiting fellow at the Institute Für Die Wissenschaften Vom Menschen in Vienna.