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Brandon Wu

Brandon Wu is a Senior Policy Analyst at ActionAid USA, focusing on international climate finance and tax justice. Wu is an experienced researcher, organizer and policy analyst.

From 2005-2010, he served as a researcher and grant-writer at Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch in Washington, DC, doing policy analysis and advocacy around making U.S. trade policy more just and inclusive. Prior to that, he worked at the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (now Environment America) researching and advocating for policies to reduce coal-fired power plant emissions.

In May 2012, Wu earned a Masters of Public Policy at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs, conducting primary field research on how Afro-descendant Colombian communities have engaged with transnational activist and human rights networks to resist economic development policies that negatively affect their rights to territory, self-determination, and the exercise of ethnic identity and cultural difference.

He was also a lead organizer in an effort to unionize 4,500 graduate employees at the University of Minnesota.

He earned a B.A. in sociology from Yale University, with a focus on international development and global inequality.

Latest blogs

To be able to provide essential services such as hospitals and schools required by their people, developing country governments need to have the power to collect the taxes they are due from big...
The U.S. Senate is holding public hearings today on Apple Computer’s use of tax havens to avoid paying taxes. The hearings - and the related Congressional investigations into corporate tax...
I recently returned from a visit with ActionAid Rwanda, whose staff graciously showed me around one of the communities they work with in the western district of Karongi (Gitesi sector). Like much of...
Today you probably paid your taxes, which helps fund social services, necessary infrastructure like roads and public transit, and more. But did you know that a lot of big corporations probably...
I’ve had a few days to reflect on last week’s Green Climate Fund Board meetings in Berlin, which I previewed in a previous blog post for ActionAid. The Green Climate Fund has the potential to be a...
The world is entering a new “age of consequences” with respect to climate change. People from New York City to rural Africa are beginning to feel the effects, including droughts, heat waves, floods,...
On Tuesday, Typhoon Bopha struck the Philippines, killing hundreds. This comes only a year after the Philippines was devastated by Typhoon Washi, which killed a staggering 1,300 people.With this as...
Press conference at Doha climate change talks