LAUREN C. ANDERSON

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An international security and crisis management expert, and former FBI Executive, Lauren C. Anderson is the Founder and CEO of LC Anderson International, an international consulting business. Passionate about, and committed to, investing in women leaders and youth around the world to reduce conflict and to help address economic disparities, she is developing a program to grow the next generation of law enforcement in countries emerging from conflict.


Anderson had a distinguished FBI career, with many “firsts”, including being one of the first women selected for an FBI SWAT team. She was appointed to the position of Legal Attaché in Paris, France, the first woman to hold that position, where she directed the FBI’s engagement with, and operations in, twenty-four countries, twenty-two of which were in Francophone Africa. She worked extensively throughout Africa, Europe and the Middle East, leading FBI terrorism and criminal investigations with a nexus to these regions in close collaboration with her foreign counterparts. Anderson sought, and provided, FBI training opportunities for many of these nations, among them, Rwanda, Senegal, Mali, Niger, Chad, Morocco, and Algeria. Following a five-year overseas assignment, she led the International Terrorism program of the FBI’s New York Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), the largest JTTF in the nation, with representation from more than 50 local, state and federal agencies.


Among other accolades, Anderson was the first FBI employee honored by Legal Momentum, the Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund, which is the oldest non-profit legal organization in the United States dedicated to advancing the rights of women and girls by using the power of the law and creating innovative public policy. She was recently honored by Muhlenberg College with the Alumni Achievement Award of 2015 for distinguished and exceptional attainment in Law Enforcement, reflecting substantial credit on the college.


Anderson serves on the US Comptroller General’s Advisory Board at the Government Accountability Office (GAO). She is a Global Ambassador in a signature partnership program between Vital Voices and the Bank of America, and is a Lecturer with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. She is on the Board of Directors for Women’s Forum Inc., the New York chapter of the International Women’s Forum, and the Board of Advisors for Kean University’s Global Business School. She is a member of the Huffington Post blogging community, an expert with the Women’s Media Center, and has provided commentary and insight for Al Jazeera America, Fox News, Politico, and The Washington Post. Anderson is a sought-after speaker and has guest lectured on Terrorism and National Security at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, NYU’s Masters in International Relations program, the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program, and the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations.


Anderson is a graduate of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA, and the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, and she has professional certifications from the Harvard Business School, the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School, and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

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