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George Soros Biography

Title:
Chairman of Soros Fund Management, LLC
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“It was this dangerous state of affairs -including the breakdown of government in Palestine and fighting between Fatah and Hamas-that prompted the Saudi initiative, which holds out the prospect of a peace settlement. Such a settlement would be very much in the interests of Israel and the United States.”

“On Israel, America and AIPAC,” New York Review of Books, www.georgesoros.com, Apr. 12, 2007

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Founder and Chairman, Open Society Institute
  • Founder and Chairman, Soros Fund Management LLC
  • Founder, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
  • Recipient, Yale International Center for Finance Award from the Yale School of Management, 2000
  • Awarded, Laurea Honoris Causa by the University of Bologna, 1995
  • Honorary Doctorate, Budapest University of Economics, 1991
  • Honorary Doctorate, Yale University, 1991
  • Honorary Doctorate, New School for Social Research, New York, 1980
  • Honorary Doctorate, University of Oxford, 1980
  • Co-founder, Quantum Fund, 1970
  • Vice-President, Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder, 1963-1973
  • Analyst, Wertheim and Company, 1959-1963
  • Arbitrage Trader, F. M. Mayer, 1956-1959
  • Founder of a philanthropic network active in more than 50 countries
  • Former member of the Board of Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations
Education:
  • BS, London School of Economics, 1952
Other:
  • Subsidizer and supporter of the Solidarity labor movement in Poland
  • Subsidizer and supporter of the Czechoslovakian human rights organization Charter 77
  • Subsidizer and organizer of Georgia’s Rose Revolution
  • Responsible for a currency devaluation of the British pound in 1992, gaining approximately $1.1 billion in the process