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Earl Anthony Wayne Hurst Senior Professorial Lecturer and Distinguished Diplomat in Residence Foreign Policy & Global Security

Wayne has an MPA from Harvard University’s JFK School of Government, MAs from Princeton University and Stanford University (Political Science), and a BA (Political Science) from the University of California, Berkeley.

In addition to his role at AU, Wayne is a Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Co-Chair of its Mexico Institute Advisory Board. He is a Senior Non-Resident Adviser at the Atlantic Council and at the Center for Security and International Studies. Ambassador Wayne served as a U.S. diplomat from 1975 to 2015, including as Ambassador to Argentina (2006-2009), Coordinating Director for Development and Economic Affairs and Deputy Ambassador in Kabul, Afghanistan (2009-2011), and Ambassador to Mexico (2011-15). He was Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs (EB) under three Secretaries of State (2000-2006) and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Europe (1997-2000). The U.S. Senate confirmed him as a Career Ambassador, the highest rank in the US Foreign Service, in 2010. He received multiple honors during his government service, including the 2017 Director General’s Cup for the Foreign Service and the 2015 Cobb Award for Initiative and Success in Trade Development.
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Spring 2024

  • SIS-653 Topics in U.S. Foreign Policy: Diplomatic Practice

  • SISU-419 Senior Capstone: Int'l Studies: U.S. State Dept Diplomacy Lab

Fall 2024

  • SIS-653 Topics in U.S. Foreign Policy: Public Diplomacy

  • SISU-330 Topics in Foreign Pol/Natl Sec: Mexico and North America