EPC TOPIC: The War for America’s Soul
DR. SEBASTIAN GORKA was born in the UK to parents who escaped communism during the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. He is an internationally recognized authority on issues of national security, irregular warfare, terrorism and democratization, having worked in government and the private and NGO sectors in Europe and the United States. A graduate of the University of London and Corvinus University, Budapest, he was Kokkalis Fellow at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and holds a Ph.D. in political science.
Since September 11 2001, he has been heavily involved in the training and education of counterterrorism, special forces and law enforcement officers. Dr. Gorka has published in excess of 140 monographs, book chapters and articles, and appears regularly in the international press, to include the BBC, CBS, FOX, CNN, CBN, REUTERS, The Washington Times, Al Jazeera, and Alhurra. Dr. Gorka advises and briefs at the highest levels to U.S. Special Operations Command and NATO. He is a frequent lecturer at institutions such the FBI Academy, the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, Fort Bragg, and is lead instructor for U.S. Special Operations Command’s Combating Terrorism course.
He co-authored Toward a Grand Strategy Against Terrorism and wrote the chapter, The Enemy Threat Doctrine of Al Qaeda: Taking the War to the Heart of our Foe in the book, Fighting the Ideological War: Winning Strategies from Communism to Islamism, Isaac Publishing.