Casimir Yost named Director of Long Range Analysis Unit at the National Intelligence CouncilMay 16, 2009 # 6:10 pm # Foreign Policy, Intelligence # No Comment
I am most pleased to report that my dear friend and Georgetown colleague, Casimir Yost, has been named the Director of the Long Range Analysis Unit at the National Intelligence Council. For fourteen years, Cas served as the Director of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy (ISD) at Georgetown. For the past year, he has been a Visiting Professor and Chair of the International Relations and Security Concentration in the Master of Science of Foreign Service Program (MSFS).
While at Georgetown Cas taught three graduate seminars in MSFS: “Contemporary Sino-U.S. Relations,” “Defining National Interests,” and “U.S. Foreign Policy Process: Executive/Congressional Relations.” Among his many activities, he co-chaired ISD’s Schlesinger Working Group on Strategic Surprises and the annual meetings of the International Forum on Diplomatic Training. He also served as the Project Director for “America’s Role in the World – Foreign Policy Choices for the Next President” Working Group and was co-author of the resulting monograph, America’s Role in the World – Foreign Policy Choices for the Next President, which was published in 2008.
Prior to coming to Georgetown, Cas was Executive Director of the Center for Asian Pacific Affairs (CAPA) of the the Asia Foundation in San Francisco. He also served as President of the World Affairs Council of Northern California and had extensive Capitol Hill experience, serving as Staff Director of the Subcommittee on International Economic Policy of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations from 1982-1986 and prior to that as Foreign Policy Advisor to Senator Charles McC. Mathias, Jr. (R-Md.) from 1977-1982. (On a personal note- Cas an I first met when I was his intern on Capitol Hill in the summer of 1977.)
Cas holds an MSFS from Georgetown and a BA in History form Hamilton College. His is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Committee on United States-China Relations.
Cas is the perfect choice for this position. I know that he will make a lasting contribution to the intelligence community– much as he has made a lasting contribution to Georgetown University.