Richard A. Debs, PhD

AUB Chairman Emeritus Richard A. Debs, PhD, joined AUB’s Board of Trustees in 1976 and served as vice chairman from 1981 to 1986, chairman from 1994 to 2005 as well as IAC chairman emeritus. He was the chief operating officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the founding president of Morgan Stanley International, where he is currently advisory director. Dr. Debs served as chairman of Carnegie Hall, and as a trustee of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and the Institute of International Education. He has been decorated by the governments of Lebanon and Saudi Arabia. He is the author of Islamic Law and Civil Code. AUB’s North American headquarters was named the Debs Center in 2003 in recognition of his generous support.