Alexander works as a Program Manager for a civil society organization committed to strengthening democratic spaces and minority rights. Before, he worked in the private sector as a consultant and entrepreneur, as well as teaching university seminars on political economy. Alexander is the founder of the Her.Tietz initiative, which developed out of his Action Project. The Her.Tietz initiative is committed to a transparent and open handling of the Nazi history of Hertie, to an active commemoration of the victims of the Shoah, and to fight the growing Antisemitism today. Furthermore, Alexander founded a sponsorship program for refugees funded by the Avicenna Foundation. He is an alumnus of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation and studied public policy, economics and management at the Hertie School and at Zeppelin Universität in Germany, India and Argentina.
Updated October 2020
More from Alexander Busold
Tietz Lecture on Addressing Antisemitism
Antisemitism never went away in Germany. Now, it resurges – both covertly and increasingly in public. The intensifying antisemitic hate speech is also followed by acts of violence: In Germany, between 2017 and 2019, the antisemitic acts of violence doubled (Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution; 2020). The pianist Igor Levit and the author Lena Gorelik will discuss about Antisemitism in Germany today – and the actions that need to be taken now.
Humanity in Action Announces More Recipients of 2019 Grant Competition
Humanity in Action is pleased to share the final 4 of the 11 projects that will receive a grant for the "Addressing Antisemitism" campaign.
Pauschale Ausgrenzung ist ein feiger Umgang mit Demokratie
Senior Fellow Alexander Busold co-authored an op-ed about the importance of having a dialogue with right-wing populists in the German newspaper Welt.