Alexander Busold grew up in Hamburg, Germany, and first studied Economics, Politics, and Sociology at Zeppelin University in Germany, during which he studied abroad in Argentina and India. In 2016, Alexander graduated with a master’s in Public Policy from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, where he is also currently pursuing his Ph.D., researching the collaboration between public administration and civil society in the field of refugee aid in Germany. Outside of academia, he gained experience in consulting for different foundations and initiatives, such as the Ashoka Globalizer Program, where Alexander supported leading social entrepreneurs to scale their social impact. Now, Alexander is setting up a sponsorship program for refugees together with other fellows of the Avicenna Foundation, facilitating cultural exchange and supporting refugees in the process of integration. In his spare time, Alex enjoys backpacking around the globe and kayaking.
Updated May 2017
More from Alexander Busold
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.