Ambassador Robin Renee Sanders Biography
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Ambassador (Dr.) Robin Renee Sanders served as one of the U.S. Government’s top diplomats on African issues over a long career in the United States Diplomatic Corps reaching senior positions ranging from Ambassador to the Republics of Nigeria, Republic of Congo, two stints – NSC Director for Africa at the White House, and U.S. Permanent Representative to the West African Regional Organization ECOWAS. Dr. Sanders received her doctor of science degree from Pittsburgh’s Robert Morris University, where she also holds the title of Distinguished Public Service & Rooney Scholar; has MA and MS degrees from Ohio University; and, a BA from Hampton University. She is a recognized thought-leader on Africa's political, economic, technology, security (e.g. Boko Haram, Al Shabab) and policy issues, as well as on region’s thematic topics such as SDGs, food security, democracy/elections, education & climate change. She has testified before the U.S. Congress on these topics.
Her advisory firm is divided into two parts: The FEEEDS Advocacy Initiative and FE3DS, LLC. FEEEDS focuses on Africa economic development, Diaspora, Entrepreneurship/SMEs. FEEEDS also advises several organizations; co-hosts an annual Africa event with Gallup World Poll; and publishes @The FEEEDS Index. Sanders' national security expertise is based on her work at the White House; as Deputy Commandant-Eisenhower College, National Defense University, the U.S. military's premier institution for strategic studies; her diplomatic postings and work on global issues. She is sought after by media such as Al Jazeera, China Television, VOA, and CNN for her Africa expertise. FE3DS, LLC provides business strategies on Africa trade, technology, power, renewables, housing and aviation.
Dr. Sanders also is a recognized philanthropist giving notable works to the Smithsonian Museum of Africa Art (NMAA), particularly praise-worthy pieces Liberal Women Protest March, and Hunters in the Rainforest (in NMAA’s permanent collection); State Department’s Diplomacy Museum, Hampton University Museum, RMU Public Arts Collection; and supports the Ambassador Robin Renee Sanders-iho Geneva Sanders and the Sanders-Spear named endowments supporting tuition assistance for at-risk students at Morgan State University and RMU.
Awards, Key Memberships Links: U.S. military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff Civilian Honor Award, Medal of Honor Republic of Congo, six State Department awards (Superior & Meritorious); Member - U.S. Trade Representative Africa Committee, the prestigious Academy of Diplomacy & College of National Security Leaders of former senior U.S. Government officials; the National Society of Scholars for her public policy & academic work. Member of National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) 2015 Society and Harriet Tubman Legacy Society member.
Key Links: Speaker Montage Reel http://bit.ly/1Vok4e9. Keynote Samples: http://bit.ly/1N81eF7 or http://bit.ly/2dH4Odd. Sanders’ Books: The Legendary Uli Women of Nigeria; The Rise of Africa’s Small Businesses; Website: www.ambassadorrobinreneesanders.com (current interviews); Blog: www.blogitrrs.blogspot.com; Twitter: @rrsafrica; Lecture Topics: http://bit.ly/1VluASS; Older Interviews: http://bit.ly/1Ytb3OF https://youtu.be/NUB66CzRTsI. https://www.linkedin.com/feed/
60 year-old Congo Kuba Cloth from Dr. Sanders' collection