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Stephen Yates

Stephen Yates
Stephen Yates, Professor of Practice

Political leader and consultant Stephen Yates joins Boise State University’s School of Public Service as a Professor of the Practice in International Business and Politics.

Yates appears regularly on think-tank panels and national media interviews, including recent appearances on CNN and Fox Business. As executive director of DC International Advisory, a global advisory firm, Yates frequently travels internationally, particularly in Asia. He is fluent in Mandarin and has lived in Taiwan.

Yates previously served at the White House as Deputy Assistant for National Security Affairs under Vice President Dick Cheney. He is the former chairman of the Idaho Republican Party and senior policy analyst for the Heritage Foundation. Yates is currently a Distinguished Fellow at the Hamilton Foundation.

“I have had an opportunity to get to know Steve Yates as he led the Idaho Republican Party with integrity and distinction,” said School of Public Service Dean Corey Cook. “He has a long career in public service, including his work at the White House, and he brings a breadth and depth of knowledge and experience to campus. His role at Boise State will help build international connections and increase public awareness of the impacts of global events in the United States and especially in Idaho. We are fortunate to have him joining us as a Professor of the Practice.”

At Boise State, Yates will lead a team in researching, producing and publishing think pieces in leading national media outlets. This effort will include students and will be a partnership between the international business department in the College of Business and Economics, and policy programs in the School of Public Service.

Individuals and businesses wishing to support the student research conducted by Yates’ team should contact Bryant Jones, director of external relations and development for the School of Public Service, at (208) 426-3715 or