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The Digital NGO: Turn Intent into Action.
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Manu Bhardwaj

US State Deptartment
Senior Advisor
Manu is a Senior State Department Official, reporting to the Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment. Manu serves as a key political advisor to the Under Secretary on a variety of international economic matters, including technology and internet policy, and has managed the Global Connect initiative among other forward-leaning, proactive efforts at the Department. At the State Department, Manu has reported directly to three U.S. Ambassadors, including as Chief of Staff.Over the past fifteen years, Manu has worked in all three branches of the federal government and in two private practice law firms. Manu was an attorney at Willkie Farr & Gallagher in Washington, D.C., and at Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd in Chicago, Illinois. In addition, Manu has served as a staff member at the White House Counsel’s Office to the Honorable William J. Clinton, a legislative assistant at the U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Committee to the Honorable Patrick J. Leahy, staff member to the Honorable Edward M. Kennedy of the United States Senate, and judicial law clerk to a U.S. federal judge. Manu graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University and a Juris Doctor from Michigan Law School.