FORA.tv Speaker - Madura Wijewardena
Madura Wijewardena serves as the Director of Research & Policy at the National Urban League Policy Institute (NULPI), where he uses research to promote NULâ€™s legislative agenda in economic policy on job creation, economic growth, fiscal policy and small business. In addition to research, Madura manages NULâ€™s federal policy for broadband/technology and energy/climate change. He also handles all matters with the Census Bureau and assists with strategies to use social media to promote NULâ€™s goals.
Prior to NULPI, Madura worked for a Chicago consulting firm where he used quantitative analysis to assist state governments, foundations and political campaigns to micro-target services and messages. Madura has been interviewed on C-SPAN, ABC TV andPublic Radio International, and his work has been quoted in The New York Times and in testimony before the U.S. Congress.
For the first 8 years of his career, Madura was a corporate attorney in technology, telecoms and banking where he structured and negotiated mergers, acquisitions and infrastructure transactions for multi- national corporations. He also advised on regulatory strategy and was a consultant to the World Bank on regulatory policy reforms.
Madura has a MA in Public Policy from the University of Chicago (focusing on microeconomics and statistics), a LLB (equivalent of a JD), and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney, Australia.
05.22.12 | 00:38:26 min
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