A promoter of open society values, Alex 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.


Alex Soros, PhD, is the Deputy Chair of the Open Society Foundations, and the Founding Chair of Bend the Arc Jewish Action. He sits on the boards of International Crisis Group, Global Witness, Libraries Without Borders, and Central European University among other organizations.  His writing has appeared in Reuters, The Guardian, the New York Daily News, Politico Thomson Reuters Foundation, The Miami Herald, The Sun-Sentinel, Place, The Forward, and the Sür International Journal of Human Rights, among other places.

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

Mr. Soros received his PhD in 2018 from the University of California, Berkeley.  His doctoral thesis work of history and philosophy is entitled Jewish Dionysus: Heine, Nietzsche and the Politics of Literature.  Alex 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 (IWM) in Vienna.