Conversations with History: Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley

 See the
Conversations with History Blog

See a webcast of this interview:

U.S. Economic Policy after 9/11: Conversation with Earl Anthony Wayne, Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State; December 13, 2004, by Harry Kreisler

This interview is part of the Institute's "Conversations with History" series, and uses Internet technology to share with the public Berkeley's distinction as a global forum for ideas.

Welcome to a Conversation with History. I'm Harry Kreisler of the Institute of International Studies. Our guest today is Earl Anthony Wayne, who is Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs at the State Department.

  1. Background ... influence of parents ... Berkeley in the sixties ... political science
  2. Working in the Foreign Service ... understanding goals and limitations of interlocutor ... negotiating within the government ... human dynamics
  3. America and Europe ... complicated post-Cold War world ... rising importance of economic relations ...
  4. Globalization ... shift toward democracy and market-based systems ... reactions against globalization
  5. Economic Issues after 9/11 ... economic security ... bolstering front-line nations ... rethinking development policy ... cutting off financing of terrorism
  6. Cooperation in Anti-Terror Efforts ... cooperation among U.S. agencies ... traditional allies and new disagreements ... new allies and the capacity problem ... persuading ambivalent allies
  7. The Millennium Challenge Account ... basing aid on prior record ... objective indicators ... importance of funds as supplementing, not replacing ... development as a pillar of national security ... drawing on the private sector
  8. Oil and Energy Policy ... emergency energy stocks ... facilitating agreements between companies and governments ... limiting the opportunities for corruption ... diplomacy and patience
  9. Conclusion ... advice to students ... getting to "yes"

© Copyright 2005, Regents of the University of California

Site questions: Email iis_webmgr at