Ambassador Robin Sanders


Dr. Robin Renee Sanders (USA) is a member of Human Rights Watch’s Board of Directors and the former United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Republic of Congo, and the regional West African organization called ECOWAS. She has also served as International Affairs Advisor and Deputy Commandant of the Eisenhower College at the U.S. military's prestigious National Defense University in Washington, D.C., where she also taught International Affairs, National Security, and African Studies. Dr. Sanders has served twice as the Director for Africa at the National Security Council at the White House. She holds a doctor of science degree in information systems and communications from Pittsburgh’s Robert Morris University; Masters of Art and Masters of Science degrees from Ohio University; and a Bachelor of Arts from Hampton University. She is the CEO and founder of the FEEEDS® advocacy initiative, which focuses on advocacy for food security, climate change, education, entrepreneurship, and human rights, mostly in Africa. Dr. Sanders is a trustee & board member of Robert Morris University, where she holds the title of Distinguished Public Service Scholar, and is also a senior scientist for Gallup Poll. She has testified before the U.S. Congress on Africa issues, is a member of the prestigious American Academy of Diplomacy of former senior U.S. officials, the American College of National Security Leaders, and the recipient of six Superior and Meritorious Honor Awards from the Department of State.