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 working on 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. 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, the oldest non-profit legal organization in the United States dedicated to advancing the rights of women and girls. She has been recognized by the Director of National Intelligence, the Respect for Law Alliance, and by Muhlenberg College with its Alumni Achievement Award of 2015 for distinguished and exceptional attainment in Law Enforcement.
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 is a member of the Huffington Post blogging community
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FBI search Navy Yard shooter's past for clues
Fox News Live [September 19, 2013]
After Paris attacks questions about intelligence
The Washington Post [January 9, 2015]
Why More Women in Law Enforcement Means a More Just and Peaceful World
Take the Lead [July 31, 2015]
Let's Celebrate US Army Ranger Grads Griest and Haver By Supporting Women and Girls We Know
Huffington Post [August 21, 2015 ]
Forceful talk -- In secretly taped meeting, Austin top cop Art Acevedo vents over high-profile minority policing failures
My Statesman [October 20, 2016]
America's Security Jeopardized By Unintended Consequences
Huffington Post [February 2, 2017]