Yasmi is a scholar of International Relations (IR) and has been teaching at the University of Al Azhar Indonesia (UAI) since 2016. In teaching, he often stimulates students to get more attracted to the theories and practices of IR and diplomacy. Chief among his taught courses and research interests are International Organizations, Diplomacy, Global Governance of Intellectual Property, ASEAN, Islam and World Politics, Global Halal Industry, English for IR, and so forth.
He used to serve as the Director of Cooperation/Head of International Office from 2017 until 2020. Through this assignment, he built connectivity and cooperation with national and international partners (universities, companies, governments, and civil society), facilitated MoU signings, and oversaw their implementation. Prior to that, he extensively played a role as diplomat at the Indonesia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and overseas postings in Geneva and Nairobi.
He was a negotiator or involved at multilateral negotiations such as WIPO, WTO, WHO, Disarmament, UN General Assembly, UNEP, G77, Asian-African Summit, and ASEAN Summit.