Rogelio Garcia Contreras




Rogelio Garcia Contreras


Director, Social Innovation

Office of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, University of Arkansas

Rogelio is the Director of the Social Innovation Initiative at the Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Walton College of Business of the University of Arkansas. He holds a doctorate degree from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. His teaching experience includes public and private institutions of higher education in Mexico, China, Spain, and the United States. Outside Academia Rogelio has extensive experience, working as a consultant, researcher, and a political and public policy analyst in both, the private and public sectors of Mexico and the United States. In 2013 Rogelio served as a member of the Latin America Trade Committee for the City of Houston. In 2015 he was a special advisor during a conference on development and gender equality organized by the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. He served for three years as a member of a UNESCO Steering Committee on development and the sustainability of peace. He is currently a member of a Catedra UNESCO Program at Universidad Abat Oliba in Barcelona, and in collaboration with Universidad Autonoma de Madrid and the UNHCR, he develops social enterprise curriculum and incubator for residents of the Saharawi Refugee Camps.


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