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Gilbert A. Robinson

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Ambassador Gilbert A. Robinson "is Counselor of the Center for the Study of the Presidency headquartered in Washington, D.C since 1998. Ambassador Robinson regularly commutes to Russia where he has an office in Moscow as Chairman of the Corporations to End World Hunger Foundation. In 1993, the Foundation fed over 130,000 orphans in the former Soviet Union. He continues as Chairman. The Foundation currently feeds 30,000 – 50,000 orphans.

"From 1983 to 1985, Ambassador Robinson served as Special Advisor to Secretary of State George Shultz, for Public Diplomacy. He headed the new office to advise the Secretary of State, senior officials at the Department of State, and our Ambassadors around the world to better explain foreign policy. In February 1981, President Reagan appointed Ambassador Robinson as Deputy Director of the U.S. Information Agency. Ambassador Robinson held numerous other government appointments, including:

  • Member, U.S. Delegation of the OAS Foreign Ministers Conference (1987);
  • Counselor of Public Affairs, Commission on Long-term Defense Strategy (1985 to 1988);
  • Chairman, International Information Committee U.S. National Security Counsel (1981 to 1983);
  • Member, Delegation for the Independence of Antigua (1983);
  • Commissioner-General U.S. Exhibition for the International Exposition of Tsukba, Japan (1982).

"Ambassador Robinson was a businessman in New York City for 20 years before he came back into government. He was Chairman of Gilbert A. Robinson, Inc., a major public relations firm.

"In 1978, as Chairman of the New York Board of Trade, Ambassador Robinson led America’s first business delegation to China for the development of new trade relationships. Earlier, Ambassador Robinson was a consultant to the Director of the Peace Corps; and then Coordinator of the American National Exhibition in Moscow 1959 where he brought together Vice President Richard Nixon & Russian Premier Nikita Khrushchev in the famous “Kitchen Debate”.

"Ambassador Robinson is Chairman of the 21st Century Space Foundation (1985-present), Director of the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, Director of the National Bible Association, and a member of the Metropolitan Club of Washington, D.C. Ambassador Robinson served with the U.S. Army on Adak in the Aleutian Islands." [1]

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  1. [], Global Heritage Fund, accessed April 2, 2010.