Texas A&M Welcomes Former President and CEO of Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

October 27, 2015

Richard FisherThe Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University will host an event featuring Richard Fisher, former president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, on November 17. 

The event, “Reflections on Globalization from a Former Federal Reserve President and U.S. Trade Negotiator,” will include a discussion with Fisher moderated by Robert Mosbacher, Jr., chairman of the Board of Mosbacher Energy Company (MEC). The event will be held at the George Bush Presidential Library and will begin with a reception at 5 p.m., followed by a lecture at 5:30 p.m.

Fisher was president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas from 2005 to 2015. In this role, he served as a member of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the Federal Reserve’s principal monetary policymaking group. He has also served as the chair of the Conference of Federal Reserve Bank Presidents, the body that oversees the shared operations of the 12 Federal Reserve Banks.

From 1997 to 2001, Fisher was deputy United States trade representative (USTR) with the rank of ambassador and was responsible for U.S. trade policy and negotiations in Asia, Latin America, Mexico and Canada. He oversaw the implementation of NAFTA and led numerous high-profile negotiations, including the U.S.-Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement signed by President George W. Bush in 2002, the initiation of the Free Trade Agreements with Singapore and Chile, the omnibus Free Trade Area of the Americas and the U.S.-Korea Auto Agreement of 1998. He co-chaired the Enhanced Initiative on Competition and Deregulation of the Japanese Economy agreed to by President Clinton and Prime Minister Hashimoto. Fisher was also a senior member of the team that negotiated the U.S.-China and U.S.-Taiwan bilateral agreements for accession to the World Trade Organization. 

While serving as deputy USTR, Fisher served as vice-chairman of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), a self-funding, independent agency of the United States government that supports private capital investment in emerging markets around the world. 

The evening’s moderator, Robert Mosbacher Jr., is the son of Robert Mosbacher Sr., the namesake of the Mosbacher Institute. The junior Mosbacher was president and CEO of MEC from 1986 to 2005. He was sworn in as the ninth president and chief executive officer of the OPIC in 2005, following confirmation by the United States Senate. He stepped down from his position at OPIC in January 2009.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. For more information or to register, visit For questions, call 979-845-1927 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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