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  College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series  
(Lectures/Talks)

Rodrigo Arboleda Halaby
Chairman and CEO, One Laptop Per Child Foundation

Rodrigo Arboleda Halaby is currently Chairman and CEO, for One Laptop per Child Association. Born in Medellin, Colombia, he completed his Bachelor's Degree in Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1965 and was elected president of the Colombian Society of Architects in Medellin in 1975. He has worked with Nicholas Negroponte since 1982 on projects oriented towards bringing digital age technologies to educational systems in developing nations. He has been a BOD member of Save The Children Foundation and Give To Colombia Foundation and has worked extensively in diverse enterprises in Latin America and Spain.

Arboleda practiced architecture in Colombia for 15 years and was involved in a wide variety of business enterprises both in his native Colombia and in the US where he moved in 1977. For more than 40 years he has been involved in areas of Marketing, Logistics, Business Development, International Operations, Government and Private Sector initiatives in the Ibero American region. He has also been a Visiting Scholar at the Media Lab of MIT where he worked on the Digital Nations Consortium project and on the Education for Peace initiative (E4P). He has been a Board of Trustees member at Save the Children Foundation (1995-01), the 2B1 Foundation in Boston and the Give to Colombia Foundation in Miami (2004-Present).
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Location: 100 Nedderman Hall
Price: Free
Sponsor: College of Engineering
Contact: Tracey Kocher
E-Mail: tkocher@uta.edu
817-272-3679
   
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