Speakers

U.S.–Africa Energy Summit 2017
Collaborative and Partnership Opportunities in the United States
for Steady-State Supply of Electricity in Africa

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Paul R. Soglin

Paul R. Soglin

Mayor of Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Mayor Paul R. Soglin is the 51st, 54th and 57th Mayor of Madison. He was elected nine times as Mayor of Madison, most recently in 2015, and three times as a Common Council member. Mayor Soglin’s terms are noted for the balanced investment in human capital and appropriate municipal infrastructure. Whether it was the bicycle path around Lake Monona, or the Monona Terrace and Community Convention Center, or thousands of units of low income and senior housing, or neighborhood centers and community gardens, the focus has been on equity and developing a tax base that can support human services.

Mayor Soglin is frequently invited to make presentations to academic, public interest and urban affairs organizations on place-making, equity, and public finance. He received a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Doctor of Jurisprudence from University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School.