Former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria Coming to Westminster as Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow 


Robin Sanders, Woodrow Wilson Visiting FellowWestminster College has invited Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Robin Sanders, the former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, for an intensive week-long visit on March 19-22, 2013.  Ambassador Sanders will conduct classes, seminars, workshops, and lectures and will meet with students 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.

“Robin Sanders will be a perfect fit for Westminster College.  Our students will have 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 Sanders, Student Government Association President. We’re delighted that Robin Sanders will also have time to get to know our campus and to explore in depth how the classroom and campus relate to the broader society.”

Robin Renee Sanders served as U.S. Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the ECOWAS regional organization from 2007–2010 and to the Republic of the Congo from 2002–2005. Prior to that she was the international affairs advisor and deputy commandant of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces—one of the U.S. military’s premier colleges at the National Defense University in Washington, DC—where she also taught international affairs, national security issues, and African studies. Sanders has served twice as the director for Africa at the National Security Council at the White House.  She has a range of foreign and public policy analytical experience; technical expertise in public diplomacy; and best practice expertise on energy sector reform.

The Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program, which is administered by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in Washington, DC, brings prominent artists, diplomats, journalists, business leaders, and other professionals to campuses across the United States for a week-long residential program of classes, seminars, workshops, lectures, and informal discussions. For 35 years, the Visiting Fellows have been introducing students and faculty members at liberal arts colleges to a wide range of perspectives on life, society, community, and achievement. The Visiting Fellows program is available to all four-year colleges and universities. For more information, visit CIC’s website at