Justin Deyo

Next Generation National Security Fellow, 2014

Georgetown University

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Justin Deyo is an M.A. candidate in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University, with a concentration in Technology and Security.

Mr. Deyo most recently served as special assistant to the senior director for Strategic Planning on the National Security Staff at the White House, where he developed an interest the global proliferation of emerging and disruptive technologies.  Prior to this assignment, he advanced the Secretary of State’s worldwide travel as special assistant in the State Department’s Executive Secretariat.  Mr. Deyo also served as watchstander in the State Department Operations Center, where he facilitated the Secretary of State’s global communications, briefed the Secretary and other senior officials on world events, and provided crisis management support. 

From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Deyo served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine, where he taught English, reviewed grant proposals, and co-hosted an English language television show.  He also worked on electoral governance issues as a research assistant at the Woodrow Wilson Center and interned for New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. Mr. Deyo graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Syracuse University with undergraduate degrees in International Relations and Geography.  He speaks proficient Russian and functional German.  

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