The Doorstep

A program of Carnegie Council's U.S. Global Engagement Initiative, The Doorstep is an event series and podcast showcasing how global news impacts your daily life. Hosted by award-winning professor of journalism Tatiana Serafin and international relations scholar Nikolas Gvosdev, The Doorstep seeks to broaden listener perspectives on global affairs.

Listeners are encouraged to send questions in via Twitter to @DoorstepPodcast, @TatianaSerafin, or @CarnegieCouncil, or via [email protected].

Access each episode below or listen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify, or watch on YouTube.

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JAN 19, 2023 Podcast

Ideology in U.S. Foreign Relations, with Christopher McKnight Nichols

From racialized notions of subjecthood and civilization in the 18th century to the neoconservatism, neoliberalism, and unilateralism of the 21st century, ideology drives American foreign ...

JAN 11, 2023 Podcast

Will 2023 Be the Year of Global Power Shifts? with Judah Grunstein

Judah Grunstein, editor-in-chief of "World Politics Review," joins "Doorstep" co-hosts Nick Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin for his annual review of global power shifts. The past 12 ...

DEC 14, 2022 Podcast

Blind Spot: The Global Rise of Unhappiness and How Leaders Missed It, with Jon Clifton

Although pundits and politicians pay close attention to measures like GDP or unemployment, almost no one tracks citizens' wellbeing. Gallup CEO Jon Clifton discusses this "...

NOV 16, 2022 Podcast

Personality and Power: Builders and Destroyers of Modern Europe, with Ian Kershaw

Throughout the 20th century, European leaders from Stalin to Mussolini, from Gorbachev to Thatcher, and more, have shifted global narratives by sheer force of will. ...

NOV 9, 2022 Podcast

What's Next Post-Midterms for the Biden/Harris Administration? with Rational Security

In a crossover collaboration with the national security and foreign policy podcast "Rational Security," co-hosts Scott R. Anderson and Alan Z. Rozenshtein, both "Lawfare" senior ...

NOV 2, 2022 Podcast

The Young Leaders Transforming the 2022 Midterms, with Layla Zaidane

With less than a week to Election Day, Layla Zaidane, president and CEO of the Millennial Action Project, joins "Doorstep" co-hosts, Nick Gvosdev and Tatiana ...

OCT 26, 2022 Podcast

What You Need to Know About Global Supply Chains, with the AP's Joshua Goodman

The Associated Press' Joshua Goodman joins "Doorstep" co-hosts Nick Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin to discuss his latest reporting on the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee ...

OCT 5, 2022 Podcast

Is Elon Musk the Future of U.S. Foreign Policy? with Puck's Teddy Schleifer

With one tweet about the outlines of a peace deal between Ukraine and Russia, Elon Musk elicited a derisive response from Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, ...

SEP 14, 2022 Podcast

The Doorstep: The Global Water Crisis, with Susanne Schmeier

In two years, two-thirds of the world's population may face water shortages that will lead to crises of epic proportions from water refugees to potential ...

SEP 9, 2022 Podcast

Freezing Order: Surviving Vladimir Putin's Wrath, with Bill Browder

What will it take to stop Russia’s President Vladimir Putin? Few have seen his wrath as closely as American-born British financier Bill Browder, who ...