Katharine Gorka

Katharine "Katie" Fairfax Gorka is an American national security analyst and was the president of the defunct think tank, Council on Global Security, as well as the president of Threat Knowledge Group, a former consulting firm that offered counter-terrorism training.
Early life
Gorka is the daughter of the late Milton Keen Cornell and Sandra Lipson Ryon. She is a direct descendant of George Cornell, the founder of Cornell Iron, formerly Cornell Iron Works. It became the largest iron works in the United States and worked with the leading architects to take New York's buildings from four stories in the 1850s, to thirty stories by 1899. Gorka wrote a book about the company entitled, Cornell Iron Works: The History of an Enduring Family Business. On November 30, 2016, The Intercept reported that Gorka had been appointed to be part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's transitional "landing team."
Previously, she served as the director of the Westminster Institute, which she helped establish in 2009; the Institute for Transitional Democracy and International Security; and the Hungarian office of the National Forum Foundation. She was a senior Fellow at the World Policy Institute. Gorka lived in Hungary for 12 years, where, with her husband, Sebastian Gorka, she co-founded the Institute for Transitional Democracy and International Security.
She graduated in 1982 with a bachelor's degree in comparative literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1986, she received a diploma in international relations from London School of Economics and in 1987 graduated with a master of science in economic and international political economy.
* With Patrick Sookhdeo Fighting the Ideological War: Winning Strategies from Communism to Islamism, Isaac Publishing, 2012.
*Cornell Iron Works: The History of an Enduring Family Business, Cornell Iron Works, 2013.
*Is It Safe to Fly? Airport Security in the United States, Breitbart, 2016.
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