Casimir A. Yost

Adjunct Professor/Senior Fellow

Casimir Yost returned to Georgetown and the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy in 2013 as an adjunct professor/senior fellow. His graduate seminar, "Forecasting Global Trends: Implications for Grand Strategy," draws on his work at the National Intelligence Council. He also teaches an undergraduate seminar entitled "War and Presidential Decision Making." He writes and lectures on the Middle East, East Asia and U.S. foreign and intelligence policies.

Mr. Yost served on the National Intelligence Council from 2009 to 2012 as Director of the Strategic Futures Group. In this position he led a team of senior intelligence community analysts conducting 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.

Prior to his return to government service, Mr. Yost taught in the Masters in Foreign Service Program and directed the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University from 1994 to 2009. While at Georgetown he was 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.

He is a graduate of Hamilton College and has a Masters of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.