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William Robinson is the founder of the Conyers Institute of Public Policy, a NGO that is focused on fostering dialogue throughout the African Diaspora, and president of Robinson Political Consultancy and Management Group. William was born and raised in North Carolina, and is one of thirteen children. Is childhood setting, furnished him with a valuable, socio-political vantage point on what plagues the underserved in our nation.
At an early age, William began seeking, answers to accepted social constructs and took the less traveled path of a solution holder. After graduating from Southeast Halifax high school at 17, he joined the United States Marine Corps as an aviation purchasing agent. Realizing that joining was admirable, it was not a mechanism for social change-- an increasingly important personal motivation. He resigned and entered into politics. From 2006 to 2013 William began working across the country assisting a number of progressive causes from: North Carolina State Chair of Veterans for Obama, Field Director for Nevada Democratic State and Texans for American’s Future. He has appeared on television show such as: Democracy Now, Al-Jazeera, NPR, and Fox. His experiences in the real-world motivated him to return to school and enter college. He quickly matriculated through Livingstone College earning his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (2011) in three years maintaining a 4.0 GPA. He earned numerous awards including: Academic Excellence Award, Community Service Award, and Future Leaders Award. In the fall of 2011 he enrolled in graduate school.
Will is currently in his second year at Wake Forest and Alabama A&M Universities pursuing a joint Masters of Divinity and Juris Doctoris (MDIV/JD) and Master's of Urban Research and Planning where he recently returned from Kenya doing research on modeling urban surface transportation and its regional development impact.
He also works at the Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA a NPO promoting sustainable family owned and operated farms focusing on NC and southeastern America.