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, or @CarnegieCouncil, or via [email protected].

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JUL 19, 2023 Podcast

Fire Weather: A True Story from a Hotter World, with John Vaillant

"Fire Weather" author John Vaillant joins Tatiana Serafin to discuss how we have created a climate where fires thrive: a new "century of fire."

JUL 13, 2023 Podcast

Ukraine's Next Move, with Mark Temnycky

Atlantic Council's Mark Temnycky joins "Doorstep" co-hosts Tatiana Serafin and Nikolas Gvosdev to unpack the latest news and conflicting reports about the war in Ukraine.

JUN 21, 2023 Podcast

Sportswashing's Global Rise, with Sarath Ganji

Sarath Ganji, founding director of the Autocracy and Global Sports Initiative, joins Doorstep co-hosts Tatiana Serafin and Nikolas Gvosdev, to explain what sportswashing entails.

JUN 14, 2023 Podcast

When McKinsey Comes to Town, with Walt Bogdanich & Michael Forsythe

"New York Times" journalists Walt Bogdanich and Michael Forsythe discuss their book "When McKinsey Comes to Town" with "Doorstep" co-hosts Nikolas Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin.

MAY 10, 2023 Podcast

The Global Impact of Sudan's Current Crisis, with Christopher Tounsel

What does the escalating conflict in Sudan mean for the country, the region, and the world? University of Washington's Christopher Tounsel, joins "Doorstep" co-hosts Tatiana ...

APR 26, 2023 Podcast

Chip War: The Fight for the World's Most Critical Technology, with Chris Miller

In "Chip War," economic historian Chris Miller explains how America’s advantage in the chip market led to economic and military superiority, and what it ...

APR 5, 2023 Podcast

Geopolitics of Electricity, with Chiara Lo Prete

The global energy crisis, greener energy, and the expansion of renewables are many of the reasons electricity grids are making headlines. Chiara Lo Prete, associate ...

MAR 29, 2023 Podcast

Reframing the Refugee Crisis, with Sana Mustafa

In collaboration with Marymount Manhattan College and their Social Justice Academy: Great Migrations, "Doorstep" co-host Tatiana Serafin speaks with Sana Mustafa, CEO of Asylum Access, ...

MAR 22, 2023 Podcast

How Feminist Foreign Policy Can Reshape the Globe, with Kristina Lunz

In the second conversation of our Women's History Month podcast series, Kristina Lunz, co-CEO and co-founder of the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy, joins "Doorstep" ...

MAR 15, 2023 Podcast

Closing the Global Gender Gap, with Eliza Reid

For Women's History Month, "The Doorstep" is highlighting steps being taken for greater global gender equality. What can societies do to increase the pace of ...