International Geopolitical Consultant/Former FBI Executive
Lauren C. Anderson, a geopolitical and international security expert and consultant, is passionate about, and committed to, working with women leaders and youth around the world to reduce conflict and address economic disparities. A former FBI Executive with a distinguished 29-year career, Lauren has utilized her expertise in high-risk domestic and international situations; global conflict and terrorist incidents; diplomacy; and business throughout the world. Lauren’s FBI career was marked by many “firsts”, including being one of the first women on an FBI SWAT team and the first woman to lead the FBI’s office at the American Embassy in Paris, France, where she directed the FBI’s engagement in twenty-four countries, twenty-two of which were in Africa. After this five-year overseas assignment, she led the New York Joint Terrorism Task Force, the largest in the United States, with representation from more than 50 local, state and federal agencies, overseeing the disruption of many terrorist plots, in the U.S., Africa, and Western Europe.