FORA.tv Speaker - Madura Wijewardena

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Biography

Madura Wijewardena serves as the Director of Research & Policy at the National Urban League Policy Institute (NULPI), where he uses research to promote NUL’s legislative agenda in economic policy on job creation, economic growth, fiscal policy and small business. In addition to research, Madura manages NUL’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 NUL’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.

1 Program

Ideas in Action: Driving Broadband Adoption in America

05.22.12 | 00:38:26 min | 0 comments