Sebastian Gorka was born on 22 October 1970 in Hammersmith, London. His parents are Zsuzsa and Paul Gorka who belong to Hungarian descent. He first studied at the St Benedict’s School located in west London. He later did his Bachelor’s Degree in Arts from Heythrop College of the University of London in Philosophy and Theology.
He has a master’s degree in International relations and diplomacy from the Budapest University (now Corvinus University) of Economic Sciences and Public Administration. He completed his study in 1997 and joined the Nato Defense College in Rome as a Partnership for Peace International research fellow.
He also was a Kokkalis Fellow for the John F. Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University from 1998 to 1999. Sebastian also did his doctoral program at the Corvinus University and completed his paper in 2007.
Paul Gorka his father received a valiant medal from Hungarian exiles “for his resistance to the dictator ship” in 1979. Sebastian still wears that medal in remembrance of his father.
Sebastian Gorka married wife Katharine Fairfax Cornell in 1996 at the age around 25. She is the native of Pennsylvania. After several years of their marriage, in 2003, they founded the Institute for Transitional Democracy and International Security in Budapest, Hungary. His wife was once accused of Islamophobia. She was also the member of the Trump transition team and the now is the president of the Council on Global Security.