Vance Serchuk | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani

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Vance Serchuk

Vance Serchuk is the Executive Director of the KKR Global Institute, responsible for geopolitical analysis at the investment firm KKR, and a member of the KKR Industrials industry team where he is responsible for aerospace and defense. He is also an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. 

Prior to joining KKR, Serchuk served as the Senior National Security Advisor to Senator Joseph Lieberman and a professional staff member on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Serchuk worked on a range of international security issues, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Iran and Russia sanctions legislation, and Indo-Pacific strategy.

Serchuk is a a former monthly columnist for the Washington Post, and his writings have also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Foreign Affairs, The Atlantic, and Politico. He graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University, earned a JD from Yale Law School, and was a Fulbright scholar in the Russian Federation and a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow in Japan. He has served for the past 11 years in the United States Navy Reserve.