LAUREN C ANDERSON, L.H.D.A distinguished former FBI Executive and the first U.S. Mission Geneva-sponsored Executive in Residence at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Lauren has unique national security, geopolitical, risk, and crisis management expertise, cross-pollinated with depth in international women’s issues, particularly in the space of women, peace, and security, including advising and mentoring women in areas of conflict. She has worked on six continents with governments, international organizations, NGOs, academic institutions, corporations, small businesses, and civil society.
During an FBI career which encompassed many “firsts”, including being one of the first women on an FBI SWAT team, Lauren led FBI Legal Attaché offices in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and spearheaded the FBI’s participation in the US Government/African Union Trans-Sahel Counterterrorism Initiative in Africa. She led the FBI’s New York Counterterrorism Division/Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) and its Intelligence Division as the interim Special Agent in Charge.
Lauren is an advisor to the U.S. Comptroller General at the Government Accountability Office on international security, intelligence, criminal justice, law enforcement, and women’s leadership; an advisor for Stellar Solutions Defense Support and Cyber Sector; and a subject matter expert, advisor, and special skilled role player for the U.S. Army in warfighter exercises. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Global Ambassador with Vital Voices, and a member of the Board of Trustees of Muhlenberg College.
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