The James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy mourns the loss of The Honorable Robert A. Mosbacher, Sr. 

Mr. Mosbacher was a great friend and supporter of the institute. A successful businessman, civic leader and U.S. Secretary of Commerce under President George H.W. Bush, he also spearheaded the institute"s Robert A. Mosbacher Global Issues Lecture Series. The program promotes important and constructive dialogue on the role of international trade and commerce in the global economy.

"Robert Mosbacher was a true philanthropist and his commitment to our community will be long remembered," said Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian, the institute"s founding director. "We are honored to host a program in his name as a fitting tribute to his legacy as a businessman and public servant."

Read an op-ed by The Honorable James A. Baker, III, reflecting on Mosbacher and his views about free trade.


Mosbacher with Gutierrez


Robert A. Mosbacher, Sr., the 28th U.S. Secretary of Commerce, right, talks with Carlos Gutierrez, the 35th U.S. Secretary of Commerce, at the Baker Institute in 2007. Gutierrez discussed the future of free trade agreements as part of the Robert A. Mosbacher Global Issues Series.