Ambassador David J. Smith is Professor of Practice for Cyber Policy at Utica College. He is also Director of the Georgian Security Analysis Center in Tbilisi, Georgia and Principal at Cyberlight Global Associates, LLC.
In these roles, he builds on a 30 year career in international relations, including the US Air Force, Intelligence Community, Defense and State Departments, both houses of Congress and extensive think tank experience. His diplomatic experience includes multilateral, alliance-to-alliance and bilateral negotiations. He has worked in Georgia for twelve years, first as the US Member of the International Security Advisory Board, and then as an adviser to various Georgian Government agencies. In 2006, he founded the Georgian Security Analysis Center at the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies. From 1989 until the demise of the Soviet Union, he was US Ambassador at the US-Soviet Defense and Space talks. He holds degrees from the University of Arizona, London School of Economics and Harvard University.