|Education||Ph.D. in Political Science|
|Alma mater||University of London
Corvinus University of Budapest
|Employer||College of International Security Affairs at the National Defense University|
Dr. Sebastian L.v. Gorka is an expert on counterinsurgency and counterterrorism and teaches irregular warfare in the War and Conflict Studies Department at the College of International Security Affairs at the National Defense University. He is a military affairs fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, founding member of the Council for Emerging National Security Affairs and member of the Strategic Advisers Group of the Atlantic Council of the United States. Previously, he was a policy expert of the Hungarian Ministry of Defense, founding director of the Institute for Transitional Democracy and International Security and adjunct professor at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
Gorka was born in the UK after his parents fled Hungary after the Hungarian Revolution.
Gorka is graduate of the University of London and the Corvinus University of Budapest, where he received a PhD in Political Science. He was a Kokkalis Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Besides teaching courses at the College of International Security Affairs, Gorka frequently lectures at West Point, the National Counterterrorism Center and the School of Advanced Military Studies. Previously, he taught for four years at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.
- With David Kilcullen "An Actor-Centric Theory of War" in: Joint Force Quarterly 60, January 2011.
- With Christopher Harmon, Andrew Pratt (Co-editors) Toward a Grand Strategy Against Terrorism (ISBN 978-0-07-352779-6), McGraw-Hill/Dushkin, 2010.
- With David Kilcullen “Who’s Winning the Battle for Narrative? Al-Qaida versus the United States and its Allies” in: Influence Warfare, Edited by James J. F. Forest, Praeger, 2009.
- "Understanding history's seven stages of Jihad" in: CTC Sentinel 2(10), October 2009.
- With Stephen Sloan "Contextualizing Counterinsurgency" in Journal of International Security Affairs 16, Spring 2009.