James A. Baker, III

James A. Baker, III

Secretary of State January 25, 1989 – August 23, 1992

Interviewed March 2012 at Harvard University as part of the Great Negotiator Award ceremony.

“The most important thing for a Secretary of State, in terms of whether he or she can be effective, is the relationship with their president...nobody was going to get between me and my president.”

Former Secretary of State James A. Baker, Great Negotiator 2012 award winner, conveys the importance of information control and streamlined management for negotiation success.

The 2012 Great Negotiator Awards honoring Former Secretary of State James A. Baker.