Robin Renee Sanders
Ambassador (Dr.) Robin Sanders - Africa & Nat'l Security Expert
Ambassador (Dr.) Robin Renee Sanders
Ambassador Robin Renee Sanders, CEO FE3DS, LLC Advising Firm; Founder FEEEDS Advocacy Initiative; U.S. AMBASSADOR TO NIGERIA AND ECOWAS, 2007-2010 & REPUBLIC OF CONGO 2002-2005. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; 202-460-9634
Dr. Robin Renee Sanders owns FE3DS, LLC, an advising firm on Africa, and is also the founder of the FEEEDS Advocacy Initiative, which works both on economic development projects and business strategies for Africa. Prior to this, she served as the U.S. Ambassador to several countries (Nigeria and Republic of Congo) and U.S. Permanent Representative to the West African Regional Organization ECOWAS. Dr. Sanders also has experience in the non-governmental arena having served as the Director of the International Affairs and Communications Departments at AFRICARE. As an academic, Ambassador Sanders was the International Affairs Advisor and Deputy Commander of the Eisenhower National Resource College -- one of the U.S. military’s premier institutions at Washington’s National Defense University -- where she also taught International Affairs, National Security Strategies and African Studies.
Dr. Sanders has served twice as the Director for Africa at the National Security Council at the White House, and has a range of foreign affairs, public policy, and analytical experience. She is also a noted lecturer, and a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Scholar. Sanders has expertise in economic and business development; election processes; human rights, food security education, environment, democracy, and conflict resolution and best practice expertise on energy sector reform having worked in two oil-producing African nations.
Ambassador Sanders holds a Doctor of Science degree from Pittsburgh’s Robert Morris University (RMU); Master of Art and Master of Science degrees in International Relations, Africa Studies, and Communications, respectively from Ohio University; and, a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Hampton University. Dr. Sanders is also currently Board Chairperson of Songhai Integrative Farms Systems – which are leading African economic development Centers of Excellence. Ambassador Sanders focuses her advocacy and business efforts on the key global issues of food security, agriculture, education, environment- energy, economics, development and self-help or what she calls the FEEEDS issues. As founder of the FEEEDS® Advocacy Initiative on the global issues noted above, she works on development projects associated with FEEEDS at RMU, and Songhai. She is a RMU, Smithsonian Africa Art Museum, and Human Rights Watch Board Member, and is in the process of writing a book on African socio-economic communication expressions.
Sanders is the recipient of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Civilian Honor Award (one of the highest U.S. military civilian honor awards); three State Department Superior Honor Awards; four State Department Meritorious Honor Awards; the “Presidential Medal of Honor” from the President of the Republic of Congo; several citations in Who’s Who in America; and, was recently inducted into the U.S. National Honor and Scholar Society for her leadership, public service and academic work. Her overseas postings have included Dominican Republic, Portugal, Sudan, Namibia, Senegal, Republic of Congo, and Nigeria, with missions to Angola, South Africa, DRC, Cameroon, Botswana, Mozambique, Rwanda, Zambia, and Benin. Sanders speaks French, some Spanish and Portuguese.
Articles written by Dr. Sanders can be found on: www.blogitrrs.blogspot.com (her blog), www.huffingtonpost.com, www.foodsecurity.asc.uk, or follow her global interests on FEEEDS® issues on www.twitter.com/@rrsafrica
Africa policy and economic development, conflict resolution
National Security Issues
Global Environmental Issues
Small and Medium Size Enterprises interested in doing business in Africa
Role of African signs and symbols as communication expressions
Ambassador (Dr.) Robin Renee Sanders delivered her address, Africa 2013: The Way Ahead on April 2, 2013 in Younts Conference Center at Furman University as part of her FEEEDS Advocacy Initiative as a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Scholar. In addition to a keynote address before a public crowd in Greenville, Sanders also spent time engaging in small group conversations and classroom lectures speaking to over 200 members of the community and Furman students. The Riley Institute and Secretary Riley noted that numerous faculty, students, and community leaders enjoyed Dr. Sanders keynote remarks, and classroom lecturers, and small group discussion on global and environmental issues. Her public address, “Africa 2013: The Way Ahead,” used a broad lens to provide a balanced view of the socio-political and economic changes in the 48 countries of Sub-Saharan Africa. Her remarks highlighted both the positive political and economic changes, and the remaining challenges as Sub-Saharan Africa strives to move forward toward “a more perfect Continent.” Click on link below to see video of Ambassador Sanders keynote speech at Furman College, Greenville, South Carolina on Africa 2013: The Way Ahead http://riley.furman.edu/riley/critical-issues/fellows-residence/2013-robin-sanders
Westminster College welcomed Woodrow Wilson Visiting Scholar Dr. Robin Sanders, the former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, for an intensive week-long visit on March 19-22, 2013. Ambassador Sanders conducted world classes, seminars, workshops, and lectures and also met with students, African Union Group, and faculty members informally throughout the week to share her practical knowledge in the areas of foreign policy, human rights, and living in a global community. Ambassador Sanders was a perfect fit for Westminster College. Our students had a chance to meet a world-class leader with a deep knowledge of foreign affairs, helping to create better understanding and new connections between the academic and nonacademic worlds, said Jorden, President of the Student Government Association. Westminster College President Forsythe added: You are a wonderful speaker and teacher, and our students benefitted from your extensive experience and wisdom as a global leader.
Vanguard Newspaper: In all those crises [in Nigeria], and in the good times, the Lady showed grit, her [diplomatic] craft, and never lost her head.
African Diplomatic Corps: We confidentially relied on your sound judgement and useful inputs....cannot suffuciently thank you for disposition, sensitivity, and keeness toward helping us achieve our goals.
Guardian Newspaper: There is something in the gene of Dr. Robin Renee Sanders that bers excellence, passion, dedication, and commitment. She is imbued with virtues that queens of yester years such as Amina of Zaris, Idia of Benin had, which stood them out.
Constituency for Africa: We regonized Ambassador Sanders outstanding efforts to promote good governance and economic development in Africa.
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