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Earl Anthony Wayne
Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs

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Biography

 Earl Anthony Wayne On May 23, 2000, the Senate confirmed Earl Anthony Wayne for the position of Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs.

Mr. Wayne served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs (EUR) from the summer of 1997 until the spring of 2000 and as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe from 1996 to 1997. Mr. Wayne's portfolio included relations with the European Union, the OECD, the G-8, regional economic issues, Southeast Europe Stability Pact, global issues, Nazi assets and restitution, budget and policy planning, public affairs, public diplomacy, and EUR administration. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Wayne also oversaw U.S.-Canadian relations.

Mr. Wayne was Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Mission to the European Union under Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat from July 1993 until July 1996. In this position, he played a key role in negotiating the New Transatlantic Agenda between the U.S. and the European Union and earlier supported achievements of U.S.-EU agreement on the Uruguay Trade Round. From June 1991 to June 1993, Mr. Wayne was Director for Western European Affairs at the National Security Council (NSC). At the White House, Mr. Wayne was charged with overseeing U.S. relations with the countries of western Europe and the European Communities (EC). Mr. Wayne oversaw the preparations for U.S.-EC Presidential Summits as well as meetings between the President and leaders from western Europe.

From 1989 to 1991, Mr. Wayne was Director for Regional Affairs for the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Counter-Terrorism. In this position, he worked to formulate and implement U.S. counter-terrorism policy cooperation, including during the Gulf War. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Wayne took a leave of absence from the Foreign Service to be the National Security Correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor, a respected American newspaper. Mr. Wayne covered a wide range of international subjects from Washington, DC, also offering analysis for national and international Monitor Radio and for Monitor Television.

From 1984 to 1987, Mr. Wayne served as First Secretary at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, France, following the French political scene and coordinating U.S.-French policy cooperation against terrorism. Mr. Wayne was Special Assistant to Secretaries of State Haig and Shultz between 1981 and 1983. He served earlier as a member of the State Department's Executive Secretariat, as a political officer in U.S. Embassy Rabat, Morocco, and as an analyst of Chinese domestic and foreign policies in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, after joining the Foreign Service in 1975.

Mr. Wayne's foreign language is French. He has graduate degrees from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government (MPA), Princeton University (MA), and Stanford University (MA). Mr. Wayne received his undergraduate degree (BA) from the University of California, Berkeley.

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