Casimir A Yost


Adjunct Professor - Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS)
Senior Fellow Institute for the Study of Diplomacy


School of Foreign Service (SFS)
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Casimir A. Yost

5411 Spangler Avenue
Bethesda, Maryland 20816

Institute for the Study of Diplomacy

Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
Georgetown University
3619 O St N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20057
Telephone:202 965-6612


Casimir Yost returns to Georgetown and the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy after serving on the the National Intelligence Council (NIC) from 2009 to 2013. He is teaching a graduate seminar in the School of Foreign Service entitled " Forecasting Global Trends," which draws on his work at the NIC.He is also writing and lecturing on the Middle East, East Asia and US foreign policy.

In May 2013 he completed four years at the National Intelligence Council (NIC), where he directed 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 courses on American foreign policy in the Masters of Science in Foreign Service Program and directed the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University from 1994 to 2008. 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.

Other Activities

• Participation on international election observation missions to Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Pakistan, Mongolia, Indonesia, Mexico, Kyrgystan, Ukraine, Hong Kong, and Palestine.


• Council on Foreign Relations, New York
• National Committee on United States-China Relations, New York
• Board of Trustees, The Asia Foundation, San Francisco (1996-2005)
• Policy Council, Una Chapman Cox Foundation (1999-2002)
• Steering Committee, Bilderberg Meetings (1994-1998)


Born: December 26,1944 - Washington, DC
Married: Carol H. Yost
Children: Charles & Aubrey


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  • Master of Science in Foreign Service (1970-1972) Georgetown University,
  • (1968-1969) American University of Beirut, Courses in Middle East Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in History (1964-1968) Hamilton College,