Gregg Robins is passionate about democratic values, justice, respect for fellow human beings, and as much laughter as possible. A native New Yorker, who hails proudly from the Bronx, and now a longtime Swiss resident, Gregg is an author of fiction and non-fiction works. He recently released his first children’s book, “Silenzio, Sound the Alarm!” He is also a singer-songwriter, and especially proud of his song “Morning in America,” released in 2008 to mark Barack Obama’s historic election victory. Founder of Robins Advising, Gregg once dropped out of the Bronx High School of Science before eventually receiving a PhD from Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar. Gregg is the proud father of three millennial daughters – Gabriella, Casey, and Raquel - and he currently lives in Geneva, Switzerland, with his wife, Karen.
Blog Post List
February 2, 2021
It was just a few days after the 2016 election that I last wrote here to offer my thoughts to the MomsRising community on how to explain that election to our children. I suggested telling our kids about the golden rule, and how Donald Trump’s victory should not mean that his numerous displays of unacceptable behavior should be seen as justified or valid just because he had won the election. After four years of having our worst fears realized, and more, once again I find myself talking with my own kids about what we have experienced as Americans in a tumultuous election and transition. And I...
November 15, 2016
The US election results came as a shock to my teenage daughters: they cried, and once their tears had dried, they had a lot of questions for me. My 17-year-old and 19-year-old said they had decided that it was time for them to get more involved: this came as a real surprise to me in the case of my youngest daughter, who had been totally apolitical, as opposed to her sister, who is co-president of her senior class. Both girls then urged me to run for president in 2020, grasping for straws to make things better. After talking with them and reading about the reactions of other kids across...
April 10, 2013
I am very grateful to MomsRising for the opportunity to share my music and thoughts with all of you. The repeated, tragic shootings in our country have pained me. I am a proud father of three wonderful teenage daughters. Though a native New Yorker, from the Bronx, I do not live in America, nor have I been impacted personally by any of the many horrific events. I feel deeply for those who have suffered personally through these events, and applaud their courage to speak out and become activists for what is such an important cause: reducing gun violence in America and protecting our children in...