Robert Lucas Fischer is Acting Assistant Director, Strategic and Eurasian Affairs Bureau of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA). This Bureau is responsible for ACDA’s work on issues related to implementation of the START I, START II and INF Treaties and for study of possible further strategic arms reductions and limitations; the ABM Treaty and negotiations on strategic defense issues; the safe and secure dismantlement of nuclear weapons of the former Soviet Union, and defense conversion efforts in the former Soviet Union and elsewhere.
Mr. Fischer has been with the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency since 1972.
From February 1987 to November 1988, Mr. Fischer was Chief, Strategic Affairs Division in the Strategic and Nuclear Affairs Bureau of ACDA. During this period of time, he was Chairman of the interagency START Backstopping Committee.
From May 1979 to February 1987, Mr. Fischer was Chief of the Theater Affairs Division, responsible for ACDA’s involvement in INF arms control issues and for support of the U.S. delegation to the INF negotiations. He additionally served as advisor to and member of the U.S. Delegation to the CSCE Review Conference in Madrid in 1981 and the U.S. INF Delegation in Geneva in 1980 and in 1981-83.
Mr. Fischer graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1964 with a B.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics; he also received a B.S. in Political Science at M.I.T. in 1965. From 1965-1969 Mr. Fischer pursued graduate study in Political Science, specializing in International Relations and National Security policy at M.I.T.
Mr. Fischer is married to Anne Mangan Fischer.