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Young Patron Event: A Conversation on the Midterms and U.S. Foreign Policy



A Conversation on the Midterms and
U.S. Foreign Policy


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Nikolas K. Gvosdev

Professor of National Security Affairs, U.S. Naval War College

Tatiana Serafin

Journalism Professor, Marymount Manhattan College

In person only

November 29, 2022
7:00- 8:30 pm

Address provided directly to Young Patron members 


Nikolas K. Gvosdev is currently a Professor of National Security Affairs and Director of Policy Analysis at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, RI. He also holds the Captain Jerome E. Levy Chair of Economic Geography and National Security. He is editor of the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Journal of World Affairs, Orbis, and he is a senior editor of The National Interest, a bimonthly international relations magazine from the Center of National Interest. 

Professor Gvosdev is a co-author of Decision-Making in American Foreign Policy: Translating Theory into Practice (2019), The Oxford Handbook of U.S. National Security (2018); U.S. Foreign Policy and Defense Strategy: The Evolution of an Incidental Superpower (2015); Russian Foreign Policy: Interests, Vectors and Sectors (2013). His articles have appeared in The Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, and Los Angeles Times, and he has been a commentator on BBC, CNN, Fox News, National Public Radio, and MSNBC. 

Among other honors and memberships, Professor Gvosdev is a senior fellow for the U.S. Global Engagement Initiative (USGE) at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. He has taught at many universities, including Baylor, Georgetown, George Washington, Harvard Extension, and Brown. Professor Gvosdev is a Rhodes Scholar and completed a Masters and Doctorate in Philosophy at St. Antony's College, Oxford University. He received his BA and MA in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.

Tatiana Serafin is an award-winning journalist and journalism professor at Marymount Manhattan College, where she leads the Journalism program. The courses she has developed, include Reporting Gender, and Digital Journal of Ideas and Culture. She is also senior fellow for the U.S. Global Engagement Initiative (USGE) at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, where she  researches the business of global news and the impact of the Gen Z consumer on the global economy. In addition, Professor Serafin is a consultant at First Amendment Watch, an online news and educational resource for journalists, educators, and students, and which she helped launch in 2017. 

Professor Serafin was a staff writer at Forbes and co-editor of the magazine's annual "Billionaire's List," initiating coverage of billionaires in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. As a freelance editor for, Professor Serafin contributed to e-book, Inc. 101 Great Ideas That Work – Leadership & Managing. She has written about trusts and estates for Barron’s Penta, authored an investing column on, “Invest Like A Billionaire,” and covered corporate governance while on a three month residency at Reuters. Professor Serafin also has freelanced for a variety of print and online publications, including USA Today, The National Interest, Worth, MSNBC.COM, Forbes Middle East, and PM Network. She began her career in management consulting, advising multinational corporations on strategy and competitive positioning. 

Professor Serafin has an MFA in creative writing from the New School, an MA in business and economic reporting from New York University. She received an MA in Central European and Russian studies, and a BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. In her spare time, she researches the history of women’s colleges in the United States and translates poetry by Ukrainian poet, Lesya Ukrainka.

Address provided directly to Young Patron members 

All  lecture attendees must be fully vaccinated

Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM

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