Scholars and Fellows
Adjunct Senior Research Scholars for National Security Law
Robert J. Rosen is an Adjunct Senior Research Scholar for National Security Law at Columbia Law School. He advises the Roger Hertog Program on Law and National Security, especially on matters of Middle East affairs, terrorism, and American politics of security. Starting in September 2014, he will be teaching a seminar on “Terrorism, War and Democracy” at his undergraduate alma mater, the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.
A graduate and Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar of Columbia Law School, Mr. Rosen has served as Managing Member of Greyhawke Capital Advisors LLC since 1998. He is also serving as an independent director of KLS Diversified, a hedge fund specialized in trading multiple debt strategies. Earlier in his career, Mr. Rosen practiced law as a senior partner at Hertzog, Calamari & Gleason and Rosen, Hacker & Nierenberg. Mr. Rosen serves as Co-Chairman of the Honorary Board of Kids in Crisis, a children's crisis intervention center in Fairfield County, Connecticut and as a Director of Inspirica, one of the largest providers of services to the homeless in Connecticut. He is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Columbia Law School Board of Visitors.
Mel M. Immergut is a Lecturer in Law and an Adjunct Senior Research Scholar for National Security Law. An expert in defense policy and military affairs, he also helps lead the Hertog Program's activities related to the private sector and national security.
Mr. Immergut is the former Chairman of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, having served in the role from 1995 to 2013. He has been a partner in the firm’s Corporate Group since 1980. Mr. Immergut has extensive experience in a wide variety of corporate governance, board advisory and transactional work, including M&A transactions, financing transactions and leveraged leasing. Mr. Immergut received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. and M.B.A. from Columbia University. He is a member of the Columbia Law School Dean's Council and the Columbia Law School Board of Visitors. Mr. Immergut also serves as a member of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation Advisory Council, the Partnership for New York City and the Council on Foreign Relations. Additionally, he is a member of the United States European Command Advisory Panel and a former member of the United States Southern Command Advisory Panel. Mr. Immergut is Vice Chairman and a Trustee of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, and serves on the Defense Business Board of the United States Department of Defense.
Gordon M. Goldstein is Managing Director and Head of External Affairs at Silver Lake. He is a former Senior Adviser to the Strategic Planning Unit of the Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary General and previously served as Co-Director of the Council on Foreign Relations Project on the Information Revolution and as Co-Director of the Brookings Institution Project on Sovereign Wealth Funds and Global Public Investors. He is the author of Lessons In Disaster: McGeorge Bundy and the Path to War in Vietnam, a study of national security strategy and White House decision-making which was a Foreign Affairs bestseller. Dr. Goldstein is a graduate of Columbia University, where he was an International Fellow and was awarded a B.A. and M.I.A. as well as the M.Phil and Ph.D degrees in political science and international relations. He currently serves on the advisory committee to the Cyber Security and Internet Governance Initiative at Columbia University's School of International Affairs and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations Cyber Strategy High Level Working Group.
Vance Serchuk is Executive Director of the KKR Global Institute. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Serchuk served for six years as the senior national security advisor to Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-Connecticut). In this capacity, he worked on a broad 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, traveling to over 60 countries in Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East. From January to July 2013, he was a Council on Foreign Relations-Hitachi International Affairs Fellow, based in Japan, and a regular columnist for the Washington Post. Mr. Serchuk is a summa cum laude graduate of Princeton University, holds a JD from Yale Law School, and was a Fulbright scholar in the Russian Federation.