Earl Anthony Wayne
Earl Anthony Wayne is a senior adviser with the CSIS Project on Prosperity and Development and served as a diplomat from 1975 to 2015. The U.S. Senate confirmed him as a career ambassador, the highest rank in the U.S. Foreign Service, in 2010. He is currently a public policy fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a senior nonresident adviser at the Atlantic Council. He is also an adviser for HSBC Bank in Mexico and Latin America on countering illicit finance, and he chairs the political action committee of the American Foreign Service Association. He has served as U.S. ambassador to Mexico (2011-2015), as coordinating director for development and economic affairs and deputy U.S. ambassador in Afghanistan (2009-2011), and as U.S. ambassador to Argentina (2006-2009). He has also worked for three secretaries of state as assistant secretary for economic and business affairs (2000-2006). Earlier, he served as principal deputy assistant secretary of state for European affairs, as deputy assistant secretary of state for Europe and Canada, as deputy chief of mission at the U.S. mission to the European Union in Brussels, and as director for Western Europe at the National Security Council. Ambassador Wayne holds an M.P.A. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, an M.A. from Princeton University, an M.A. from Stanford University, and a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.