Friday, November 14, 2014

Ambassador Sanders with CNN's Isha Sesay on Boko Haram & Chibok Girls

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Ambassador Robin Renee Sanders discussing Boko Haram and missing Chibok girls in a November 12, 2014 interview on CNN International with Isha Sesay.
Ambassador Robin Renee Sanders, during her November 12-14 book tour in Atlanta, Georgia, to launch "The Legendary Uli Women of Nigeria," she met with Isha Sesay prominent and internationally recognized for reporting excellence, CNN News Center Host Isha Sesay to discuss Boko Haram and the state of play in finding the still missing Chibok Girls. Both Sanders and Sesay emphasized  the distressing nature of the continuing tragedy. Sanders key points were the role of human intelligence was crucial in finding the girls, and for traditional standing armies like Nigeria's it was difficult to transition to responding well to asymmetrical ware.   

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Two Atlanta Book Launches - Author & Diplomat: Ambassador (Dr.) Robin Renee Sanders


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NOVEMBER 12, 2014

 

SAVE THE DATE- November 12, 2014, 12:00-1:30 p.m., Atlanta Georgia

                                      Author & Diplomat: Ambassador (Dr.) Robin R. Sanders Discuss Her Book & Her Life in Africa

Dr. Sanders can also address current event issues happening on the African Continent

Host: Georgia Center for International Visitors (GCIV)

Location: Regency Suites, Magnolia Room, Atlanta, Georgia

Cost Includes Lunch: $10 GCIV members; $15 non-GCIV members

RSVP TO: FARAH at farah@gciv.org

 

 

NOVEMBER 14, 2014

 

SAVE THE DATE- November 14 2014, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Atlanta Georgia

          Author & Diplomat: Ambassador (Dr.) Robin R. Sanders Discuss Her Book & Her Life in Africa

Dr. Sanders can also address current event issues happening on the African Continent.

She also currently also serves as a Global Advisor to Operation HOPE Chairman & Founder John Bryant

Host: The HOPE Center - Operation HOPE

Location: HOPE Financial Dignity Center Atlanta @ The Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church101 Jackson Street, NE - 2nd FloorAtlanta, Georgia 30312(404) 228-0155 Office

Save The Date: Ambassador Sanders Book Launch on Nigeria's Uli Women

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SAVE THE DATE- November 12, 2014, 12:00-1:30 p.m., Atlanta Georgia

                                      Author & Diplomat: Ambassador (Dr.) Robin R. Sanders Discuss Her Book & Her Life in Africa

Dr. Sanders can also address current event issues happening on the African Continent

Host: Georgia Center for International Visitors (GCIV)

Location: Regency Suites, Magnolia Room, Atlanta, Georgia

Cost Includes Lunch: $10 GCIV members; $15 non-GCIV members

RSVP TO: FARAH at farah@gciv.org 

 

There is an upcoming event you don't want to miss; a uniquely awesome Author Talk and Book Signing with Ambassador (Dr.) Robin Renee Sanders, a U.S. Diplomat for 20 years. She will highlight key cultural elements of her book which should be important to all of us as global citizens, particularly seeing African signs and symbols like Uli as information systems. She is also available to discuss current events in Africa given her past and current experiences on the ground on the Continent. See below information on her book. Her full bio is also attached. Sanders will be available for special signings of her hardcover full color coffee table book, which comes in a gift set, following the discussion. She has recently been a subject matter expert on Ebola on MSNBC, Al Jazeera, China TV, Armstrong Williams Show, and TVOne News. Her full bio is attached above. Sanders will be available for special signings of her hardcover full color coffee table book, which comes in a gift tote, following the discussion. Photos of Sanders and Book Cover follows below along with book summary.  
 
 
 
 
 
More on Ambassador (Dr.) Sanders and  why this book is important:
Ambassador (Dr.) Sanders is CEO of the FEEEDS Advocacy Initiative and owner of FE3DS, LLC, and having lived in Africa for several years, was always struck by the ancestral, socio-historical and educational aspects of certain African cultural practices, especially languages, artifacts, and sign and symbol systems from the Ovahimba in Namibia and Pygmies in Congo, to the Horom, Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba, and Fulani of Nigeria. Her experiences on the Continent made her appreciate each and every culture and "its information systems," which in the end she called "communication expressions."
 
This book follows eight extraordinary Nigerian women in the December phase of their lives as they try to preserve the meanings of their endangered sign, symbol, and motif system called Uli. Uli is an acknowledgement of their Igbo history, culture and ancestors. Sanders that non-text, non-oral forms of communication expressions such as Nigeria's Uli, and other sign and symbol systems throughout the world, particularly in Africa, are just as important or "viable" as the written word and their meanings should be respected and preserved. 
 
The Legendary Uli Women of Nigeria is a uniquely groundbreaking work. It does not discuss, or view African signs and symbols as art or designs for contemporary clothes or jewelry, but stresses that they communicate. It also argues that world signs and symbol systems like Uli should be included as an area of study within the communication and information system academic field, which she recommends be called "communication expressions" since these systems do communicate the socio-historical aspects of a culture.
 
 
 



Sunday, November 9, 2014

Ambassador Robin Sanders Huffington Post Article on US-Africa Relations

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The historic US-Africa Summit held August 4-6, 2014 in Washington, D.C. was a landmark event for the United States in its efforts to more comprehensively and strategically engage Africa.  Going forward, the questions are how do we build on the event, what are the elements of the US-Africa relationship that America would need to help further address, including the challenges and helping the Region capitalize on the positives. Dr. Sanders Huffpost article examines these issues:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/amb-robin-renee-sanders/post_8574_b_6111610.html

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Ambassador Sanders Does Week Long Visiting Scholar Program @ Gannon University, Caps off with Keynote




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Dr. Sanders gives keynote speech @ Gannon University
Highlights the Importance of the US-Africa Relationship
 
 
During Ambassador Sanders' keynote speech entitled: The Elements of the US-Africa Relationship: Building on the Historic US-Africa Summit  focused on how important it is for the United States to further expand the goodwill from the recent of conclave of African Leaders in Washington, D.C. August 4-6, 2014.  She highlighted the key elements or build blocks of the relationship, noted the challenges, and also underscored the positives trajectory of many African nations and the Continent writ large, stressing how the U.S. can better engage with this growing politically and economically important region. Sanders explained to the audience, which included Gannon University students and faculty, as well as leading members of the wider Erie, Pennsylvania community, that the U.S. needed to ensure that the next generation of young Africans, between the ages of 10 years old and 30, see the U.S. as a partner they can work with; and, a partner that respects the region and its people.

Dr. Sanders said that the U.S. has come along way in the last decade in turn the corner with its relationship with Africa, adding that the historic 2014 Summit was designed to have America be more comprehensive and strategic in its approach to the region that it had previously been. 

The keynote was the culmination of Ambassador Sanders week visit to Gannon where she also lectured on 12-15 different topics related to Africa, intercultural understanding, the role of the United Nations today, international relations, food security, Africa Development issues, Women's Education, Ebola, human cultural communications, global engagement, problem solving, career advice and women's issues in the global arena. She also discussed her recent book "The Legendary Uli Women of Nigeria," noting the importance of rituals and protecting and respecting cultural practices

Dr. Sanders also met with resettled African refugees from Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, South Sudan, Sierra Leona  at the Quality of Life Center run by Director Gary Horton to hear their challenges as their lives transition from refugees-to-immigrants-to-"New Americans."  In addition Sanders participated in a career day luncheon with African-American female high school Students in a college preparatory program called Go College.