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David Yost

Distinguished Professor
Department of National Security Affairs
Naval Postgraduate School
United States of America


David S. Yost is a Professor at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. He earned a Ph.D. in international relations at the University of Southern California in 1976, and joined the NPS faculty in 1979. He worked in the Department of Defense, primarily in the Office of Net Assessment, in 1984-1986, while holding fellowships from NATO and the Council on Foreign Relations. He was a fellow in international security studies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Smithsonian Institution, in 1986; a visiting scholar at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, in 1986-1987; a Fulbright research fellow in Paris in 1990-1991; a visiting professor and research associate at the Centre des Hautes Études de l'Armement, École Militaire, Paris, in 1993-1994; a senior fellow at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., in 1996-1997; a senior research fellow at the NATO Defense College in Rome in 2004-2007; and a guest scholar at the NATO Defense College in Rome in 2011.

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Seminar on NATO, European Security Institutions, Introduction to European Politics: Government and Security in Western Europe and Seminar in European Security.

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