Tyler Jost is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Government at Harvard University. He focuses on International Relations, with a particular interest in security studies and Chinese foreign policy. Tyler is also a 2014 Next Generation National Security Fellow at the Center for a New American Security. Previously, Tyler served as a U.S. Army officer in the 781st Military Intelligence Battalion and completed two deployments to Afghanistan, serving as the aide-de-camp to the Commander of the NATO Rule of Law Field Support Mission and as a leader of intelligence teams within the 101st Airborne Division. Previously, Tyler conducted research on U.S.-China relations at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, as well as the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress as a Presidential Fellow.
Tyler earned a Master of Arts in Chinese Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in 2009. He graduated with honors from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 2008. Tyler speaks Chinese and is a graduate of the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University, Beijing.