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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MAR 11, 2021 Podcast

The Doorstep: Climate Statecraft & the Race to Net Zero, with Dr. Carolyn Kissane

Energy expert Dr. Carolyn Kissane joins "The Doorstep" co-hosts Nick Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin to discuss the new diplomacy of climate statecraft. How are environmental ...

FEB 26, 2021 Podcast

The Doorstep: Generational Change in Government, with YPFP's Aubrey Cox Ottenstein

Aubrey Cox Ottenstein, executive director of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP), joins co-hosts Tatiana Serafin and Nick Gvosdev to discuss how a new cadre ...

FEB 12, 2021 Podcast

The Doorstep: Can the U.S. Regain the World's Trust? with Eurasia Group's Ali Wyne

Ali Wyne, senior analyst at Eurasia Group, joins “Doorstep” co-hosts Nick Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin to assess if the Biden/Harris administration is delivering on ...

JAN 29, 2021 Podcast

The Doorstep: TikTok & the Normalization of Protests Around the World, with Dr. Tia C. M. Tyree

Howard University's Professor Tia Tyree joins "Doorstep" hosts Tatiana Serafin and Nick Gvosdev to discuss social media and youth activism in 2021 and beyond. The digital ...

JAN 15, 2021 Podcast

The Doorstep: Reviving Democracy & Re-establishing Alliances, with the Atlantic Council's Ash Jain

A few days remain until the Biden/Harris administration comes to Washington. Will the Trump administration's 11th hour power moves hamper the new team? Or ...

JAN 8, 2021 Podcast

The Doorstep: Capitol Chaos, Power Vacuums, & a Global Reckoning

"Doorstep" co-hosts Nikolas Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin discuss how global leaders are responding to this week's assault on Congress during a normally quiet presidential certification ...

DEC 18, 2020 Podcast

The Doorstep: Connecting U.S. Foreign & Domestic Policy in 2021, with Judah Grunstein

Judah Grunstein, editor-in-chief of "World Politics Review," joins hosts Tatiana Serafin and Nick Gvosdev to discuss the latest U.S. Global Engagement report and preview ...

DEC 4, 2020 Podcast

The Doorstep: Opportunities for a New U.S. Policy Toward African Nations, with Ambassador Charles A. Ray

In this week's Doorstep, hosts Tatiana Serafin and Nikolas Gvosdev are joined by Charles A. Ray, current chair of the Foreign Policy Research Institute's Africa ...

NOV 20, 2020 Podcast

The Doorstep: The U.S. & Latin America under Joe Biden, with Wilson Center's Cynthia Arnson

What will a Biden administration mean for Latin America? In this week's "Doorstep," hosts Tatiana Serafin and Nikolas Gvosdev are joined by the Wilson Center's ...

NOV 5, 2020 Podcast

The Doorstep: The World Waits for the Next U.S. President, with Professor Tom Nichols

As America waits for counts to come in from the last handful of swing states and the Trump campaign files lawsuits, leaders around the world ...