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

FEB 11, 2020 Podcast

Killer Robots, Ethics, & Governance, with Peter Asaro

Peter Asaro, co-founder of the International Committee for Robot Arms Control, has a simple solution for stopping the future proliferation of killer robots, or lethal ...

FEB 5, 2020 Podcast

Democratic Candidates & Foreign Policy after Iowa, with Nikolas Gvosdev

With the (incomplete) results of the Iowa Caucus putting the spotlight on Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders, what do we know about their foreign policy ...

Ottoman Empire map with partitions, part of the memoranda for the 1919 Paris Peace Conference. CREDIT: <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Peace-conference-memoranda-respecting-syria-arabia-palestine5.jpg">Stanfords Geographical Establishment London/Public Domain</a>

JAN 31, 2020 Podcast

The Crack-Up: The Birth of the Modern Middle East, with Ted Widmer

At the end of World War I, colonial powers carved up the Ottoman Empire and the reverberations are still being felt today. Historian Ted Widmer ...

JAN 14, 2020 Podcast

Privacy, Surveillance, & the Terrorist Trap, with Tom Parker

How can investigators utilize new technology like facial recognition software while respecting the rights of suspects and the general public? What are the consequences of ...

DEC 18, 2019 Podcast

Gene Editing, Slow Science, & Public Empowerment, with Fran├žoise Baylis

In the fourth podcast in Carnegie Council's gene editing podcast series, Dalhousie University's Professor Fran├žoise Baylis, author of "Altered Inheritance," explains what "slow science" ...

DEC 11, 2019 Podcast

The Ethics of Gene Editing & Human Enhancement, with Julian Savulescu

What does "good ethics" means when it comes to gene editing? What types of conversations should we be having about this technology? Julian Savulescu, director ...

DEC 2, 2019 Podcast

Gene Editing Governance & Dr. He Jiankui, with Jeffrey Kahn

Jeffrey Kahn, director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute for Bioethics, discusses the many governance issues connected to gene editing. Plus, he gives a first-hand ...

NOV 20, 2019 Podcast

Gene Editing: Overview, Ethics, & the Near Future, with Robert Klitzman

In the first in a series of podcasts on gene editing, Columbia's Dr. Robert Klitzman provides an overview of the technology, ethical and governance issues, ...

NOV 13, 2019 Podcast

AI in the Arctic: Future Opportunities & Ethical Concerns, with Fritz Allhoff

How can artificial intelligence improve food security, medicine, and infrastructure in Arctic communities? What are some logistical, ethical, and governance challenges? Western Michigan's Professor Fritz ...

780th Military Intelligence Brigade (U.S. Army) operations center at Fort Meade, MD. CREDIT: <a href="https://www.army.mil/article/196311/active_army_cyber_teams_fully_operational_a_year_plus_ahead_of_schedule">U.S. Army photo by Steve Stover</a>

NOV 8, 2019 Podcast

Fighting ISIS Online, with Asha Castleberry-Hernandez

National security expert Asha Castleberry-Hernandez discusses what "ISIS 2.0" means and how the terrorist group has used social media to recruit and spread its message. How ...