Alexander Soros graduated from New York University in 2009 with a BA in history and is pursuing a doctorate in late modern European history at the University of California, Berkeley. He is an honorary fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at Central European University in Budapest, an associate fellow at the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and the Humanities at Bard College, and was formerly a postdoctoral fellow at the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen in Vienna.
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. His Op-Eds have appeared in the Guardian, the Forward, the Miami Herald, Politico, Reuters, and the Sun-Sentinel.
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. Media coverage regarding the foundation has appeared in Bloomberg News, Forbes, the New York Times, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere.