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Speaker Information
Global Issues 2019

Sarasota Lectures
Venice Lectures

Earl Anthony Wayne


Earl Wayne

Amb. Earl Anthony ”Tony” Wayne served in a wide variety of positions during his diplomatic career, including as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico and Argentina, Deputy Ambassador in Afghanistan, Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Europe.

Wayne left the State Department in late 2015 as a Career Ambassador, the most senior U.S. diplomatic rank. Amb. Wayne is currently engaged in a variety of activities including as a Public Policy Fellow and Co-Chair of the Mexico Institute’s Board at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He has writes and speaks frequently on international topics, including Mexico, Afghanistan, and trade (see www.eawayne.com).

Wayne’s last diplomatic posting was as United States Ambassador to Mexico (2011-15). During Wayne’s tenure, Mission Mexico’s accomplishments included establishing the U.S.-Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue, the Mexico-U.S. Entrepreneurship and Innovation Council, and good working relations on public security issues.

From 2000-2006, Wayne worked for three Secretaries of State as the Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs (EB). Under Wayne, EB played a lead role in organizing major international donor and reconstruction conferences and built international coalitions to cut off money supporting terrorists. Wayne is the longest serving EB Assistant Secretary.