Alex Woodson

Digital Content Producer & Editorial Manager, Carnegie Council

Alex Woodson is a digital content producer, editorial manager, and the host of the Global Ethics Review podcast. He was also the host of the Carnegie New Leaders Podcast and was contributing editor for Policy Innovations.

Woodson previously worked as a reporter for The Hollywood Reporter, mostly covering digital media news, and as a contributing writer for the United Nations Association's The Interdependent. He has also worked for Scholastic and the National Basketball Association.

In addition, he has interned at Council on Foreign Relations, Worldwatch Institute, and InterAction.

Woodson is a graduate of New York University, where he received a BA in journalism. He also received an MA in global communication from The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs.

Featured Work

Donald Trump & Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, July 16, 2018. CREDIT: <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vladimir_Putin_%26_Donald_Trump_in_Helsinki,_16_July_2018_(7).jpg">Kremlin.ru (CC)</a>.

MAY 12, 2020 Podcast

Great Power Populism, COVID-19, & Missing Leadership, with Damjan Krnjević Mišković & Nikolas Gvosdev

What is "great power populism" and what does it mean during the pandemic? Are we heading towards another global conflict? And are there any leaders ...

New York Army National Guard at a COVID-19 mobile testing center, New Rochelle, NY, March 14, 2020. <br>CREDIT: <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:New_York_National_Guard_(49667734346).jpg">New York National Guard (CC)</a>.

MAY 5, 2020 Podcast

COVID-19 & the Future of Health Data, with Mona Sloane

The implementation of contact tracing and the collection of health data may be necessary for life to return to "normal" in the face of the ...

Kutupalong Refugee Camp, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. CREDIT: <a href=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kutupalong_Refugee_Camp_(Maaz_Hussain-VOA).jpg>Maaz Hussain (CC)</a>.

APR 23, 2020 Article

Facing a Pandemic in the Dark: An Update on Cox's Bazar & COVID-19, with Razia Sultana

Three weeks ago, Razia Sultana, a Rohingya lawyer and activist, wrote an article for the Carnegie Council website about how over 1 million Rohingya refugees living ...

CREDIT: <a href="https://flickr.com/photos/30478819@N08/48899821263/">Marco Verch</a> <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">(CC)</a>

APR 20, 2020 Podcast

Ethics, Surveillance, & the Coronavirus Pandemic, with Arthur Holland Michel

As U.S. states and European nations contemplate how to end the COVID-19 quarantine, Senior Fellow Arthur Holland Michel discusses all aspects of surveillance and ...

CREDIT: <a href="https://flickr.com/photos/sk8geek/17086044837/">Steven Lilley</a> <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/">(CC)</a>

APR 14, 2020 Podcast

Facial Recognition, the Future of Privacy, & COVID-19, with Brenda Leong

In this wide-ranging talk, Future of Privacy Forum's Brenda Leong discusses the commercial uses of facial recognition technology, concerns about privacy and bias, how it's ...

CV Dazzle demonstrates facial recognition software at The Web We Want Festival. CREDIT: <a href=https://flickr.com/photos/southbankcentre/15729210417/>Pete Woodhead (CC)</a>.

APR 7, 2020 Podcast

Facial Recognition Technology, Policy, & the Pandemic, with Jameson Spivack

Jameson Spivack, policy associate at Georgetown Law's Center on Privacy and Technology, discusses some of the most pressing policy issues when it comes to facial ...

Xinyi District in Taipei, Taiwan. CREDIT: <a href=https://pixabay.com/photos/taipei-taiwan-taipei-101-2057818/>Pixabay (CC)</a>.

MAR 31, 2020 Podcast

Taiwan's Digital Response to COVID-19, with Audrey Tang

Despite being close to the initial epicenter of the virus, Taiwan was able to contain its COVID-19 outbreak earlier in 2020. Audrey Tang, Taiwan's digital minister, ...

CREDIT: <a href="https://www.piqsels.com/en/public-domain-photo-jcunm">Piqsels (CC)</a>

MAR 26, 2020 Podcast

Responsible AI & the COVID-19 Pandemic, with Rumman Chowdhury

How can we use artificial intelligence ethically during a crisis? How do we balance privacy with security and public health? Rumman Chowdhury, global lead for ...

Tehran's Azadi Tower lights in support of China against coronavirus, February 2020. CREDIT: <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Azadi_Tower_lights_in_support_of_China_against_coronavirus_2.jpg">Amin Yari (CC)</a>

MAR 18, 2020 Podcast

The Coronavirus Pandemic & International Relations, with Nikolas Gvosdev

With the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting all aspects of daily life around the world, what will be the effect on international relations? Will it increase cooperation ...

U.S. representative Zalmay Khalilzad (left) and Taliban representative Abdul Ghani Baradar (right) sign the Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan in Doha, Qatar on February 29, 2020. CREDIT: <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_in_Afghanistan_(2001–present)#/media/File:Secretary_Pompeo_Participates_in_a_Signing_Ceremony_in_Doha_(49601220548).jpg">U.S. Department of State/Public Domain</a>

MAR 10, 2020 Podcast

The U.S.-Taliban Agreement & the Future of Afghanistan, with Jonathan Cristol

On February 29, the United States and the Taliban reached an agreement that could potentially end the longest-running war in American history. Jonathan Cristol, author of "...