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Michael Kleeman

Senior Fellow, University of California San Diego
Michael Kleeman

Michael Kleeman is a senior fellow at the University of California
San Diego (UCSD) working with the School of International Relations and
its affiliated Institute for Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC). His
current activities focus on disaster communications, emerging markets
and conflict area communications, and the utilization of mobile devices
in health care. Formerly a Vice President at The Boston Consulting
Group, Director at Arthur D. Little, and a founding executive at Sprint
International and with Wiltel, Kleeman has been involved with numerous
technology companies in North America as advisor and executive. Much of
his work has been in developing markets and he has been involved in
innovative network projects in the former USSR (he was the founding CTO
of Global Telesystems Group, working in Moscow to create the first
public data network under the Soviet Union and then expanding it to a
trans-European network), an open access fiber network in South Africa
and networks in Haiti.

He has been affiliated as a senior fellow with The Berkeley
Roundtable on the International Economy (BRIE-UC), the Annenberg Center
(affiliated with the Annenberg School of Communications at USC), IMD in
Switzerland, and the BIOS Institute in Santa Fe, a firm specializing in
Complex Adaptive Systems. He was an advisor to the Kent Ridge Digital
Labs (KDRL) in Singapore, part of the founding group at PEACENet, and
served on the founding Advisory Board of Science Foundation Ireland
(Forfias, which funded 1B Irish in IT and Biological R&D) and Boards
of TrustE and Equal Access. He has also worked extensively in
environmental areas advising the Natural Capital Project at Stanford and
numerous firms, and has worked with marine mammals for over 30 years in
research technology, animal recovery and rehabilitation.

He currently serves on the Boards of The Marine Mammal Center in
California, SEACOM, and is the National Strategy Chair for the
President, Humanitarian Services, of the American Red Cross. He holds
an MA from the Claremont Graduate School, an undergraduate degree from
Syracuse University.