Casimir A. Yost

Senior Associate, Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University

Casimir A. Yost

Senior Associate, Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University

Casimir Yost is a senior associate at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He returned to Georgetown after serving four years at the National Intelligence Council (NIC) from 2009 to 2013.

At the NIC, Mr. Yost directed the strategic futures group and led a team of senior intelligence community analysts as they conducted integrated assessments of the strategic environment to identify emerging risks and opportunities for the United States. In May 2013, Mr. Yost was awarded the National Intelligence Superior Service Medal upon his retirement.

Prior to his return to government service, Mr. Yost taught in the Foreign Service program and directed the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University from 1994 to 2009. While at Georgetown he was also a consultant to the U.S. government.

Mr. Yost has worked for the Asia Foundation in San Francisco and was president of the World Affairs Council of Northern California. From 1977 to 1986, he held staff positions in the U.S. Senate, including with the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. He also worked for Citibank in the Middle East from 1972 to 1977.

Mr. Yost is a graduate of Hamilton College and has an M.S.F.S. from Georgetown University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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