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Charles Fadel

Center for Curriculum Redesign
Founder and Chairman
Charles Fadel is a global education thought leader and futurist, author and inventor, with several active affiliations; his work spans the continuum of Schools, Higher Education, and Workforce Development/Lifelong Learning:
  • Founder and chairman of the Center for Curriculum Redesign (Boston,Massachusetts), focused on “Making Education More Relevant” and answering the question: “What should students learn for the 21st century? In an age of Artificial Intelligence”
  • Founder and President of the Fondation Helvetica Educatio (Geneva, Switzerland).
  • Project Director at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education in the Laboratory for the Science of the Individual, exploring “Machine Learning + Human Learning”.
  •  Member of the President’s Council of the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering.
Through his 25-year high-tech career, he has witnessed firsthand the disruptive effects of exponential change, which gives him a unique perspective he brings to the world of Education. Among his past affiliations:
  • Global Education Lead at Cisco Systems for thirteen years.
  • Product marketing and management roles in semiconductors for broadband and wireless applications at Analog Devices and M/A-COM.
  • Founder of “Neurodyne AI”, an ahead-of-its-time startup focused on Neural Networks/Artificial Intelligence.
  • Visiting practitioner at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education in the Mind, Brain and Education program, exploring curriculum redesign issues in an age of artificial intelligence, and teaching the first-ever class on “Human Learning + Machine Learning” (HT510a).
  • Visiting lecturer at MIT’s ESG with an innovative “special topics in mathematics” seminar named “Polymathy: The World in 10 Curves” ES.S20, which he has then taught at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education six years in a row, to student acclaim.
Charles is a highly sought-after keynoter/presenter at private, national and international events for organizations as varied as the World Economic Forum, UNESCO, World Bank, OECD, Google TechTalk, Gates Foundation, etc.His most recent, ground-breaking book “Artificial Intelligence in Education” has just been published. His former, highly influential book “Four-Dimensional Education” has been translated in ten languages (framework in 21 languages). He is also the co-author of best-selling book “21st Century Skills” (Wiley) which has become a worldwide moniker.

Charles has been awarded seven patents. He holds a BSEE and an MBA.