Vance Serchuk is the executive director of the KKR Global Institute, based in New York, and an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining KKR in 2013, he served for six years as the senior national security advisor to Sen. Joseph Lieberman. In this capacity, he worked on a range of international issues, including comprehensive sanctions legislation, the U.S. rebalance to the Asia-Pacific, and the U.S. response to the Arab Spring.
From January to July 2013, he was a Council on Foreign Relations-Hitachi International Affairs fellow based in Japan, as well as a columnist for the Washington Post. His writings have also appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times. He is an intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve.
Serchuk holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, graduated from Princeton University, and was a Fulbright scholar in the Russian Federation.