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Robert D Fadel

Executive Director
Robert Fadel is the Executive Director of the MIT Refugee Action (ReACT) Hub. Working together with its founder, Prof. Admir Masic, ReACT has been designing and offering a growing number of new blended learning programs to refugees where they live. By cultivating partnerships across multiple sectors, they now provide displaced students in 10 countries paid internships and new professional pathways as they complete the MIT ReACT Computer and Data Science and MITx MicroMasters certifications.

Robert was previously Vice-President of One Laptop per Child, where he led OLPC’s ground-breaking project in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. During his time at OLPC, Robert worked with the private sector and scores of countries in South America and Africa to design, manufacture, and deliver connected laptops filled with innovative learning content to children. Robert has also served as Assistant Director of MIT’s Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES) and Assistant Director for Finance at the Media Lab. Robert holds an MBA from Boston College, an MA from Boston University, and a BA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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