Stephanie Robinson, Esq. is the President and CEO of The Jamestown Project, a national think tank that focuses on democracy. She is a Lecturer on Law at the Harvard Law School and former Chief Counsel to Senator Edward M. Kennedy.
Ms. Robinson is a nationally recognized expert on issues relating to social policy, women, race, family, and electoral politics. She was featured as one of the 30 Young Leaders of the Future in Ebony Magazine, and was profiled in the book As I Am: Young African American Women in a Critical Age, by Julian Okwu. Robinson is a frequent speaker at professional conferences, meetings, and student lectures.
Educated at the University of Maryland and Harvard, Stephanie Robinson earned her B.A., magna cum laude, in Political Science and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.
As a political and legal analyst, Robinson has spoken on topics as varied as faith and policy, the War in Iraq, and the political participation and voting trends of African Americans and women. Ms. Robinson is also a principal of the Robinson Sullivan Group, LLC (RSG), a consulting firm that provides comprehensive political and policy strategy. In this role, she provides legislative analysis and advice on the federal legislative process, manages and builds coalitions, and provides advice on constitutional and criminal justice policy and procedure. Robinson has been instrumental in her work with The Covenant with Black America – the New York Times bestselling book. She contributed to the COVENANT In Action the second New York Times bestselling book in the Covenant series and is working on the third book – Accountable: Making the Covenant Real. Robinson’s work begins with participatory democracy in America with an aim of global participation and meaningful connections with citizens of the world.
Robinson also has international experience. In 1994, she spent time in Nairobi, Kenya where she served as a Member of the Committee for Constitutional reform and assisted in drafting and editing Kenya’s Model Constitution. She was a Member of President Clinton’s first Presidential Mission to Africa regarding children orphaned by AIDS in Africa. She also participated in the Table of Free Voices in Berlin, Germany, the first international public meeting of its kind. She was selected as one of only 110 other thinkers and leaders from around the globe to spend two days discussing issues and matters that impact our world.
As a practicing attorney, Stephanie Robinson worked in the litigation department at the law firm of Hogan & Hartson, L.L.P. She is a native of Steubenville, Ohio and currently lives in Massachusetts with her husband, Ronald S. Sullivan Jr., their son, and their dog Niché.