Manuraj Shunmugasundaram (Chair)

Advocate, Ganesan and Manuraj Legal LLP
National Media Spokesperson, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Party, Tamil Nadu

Manuraj Shunmugasundaram is the National Media Spokesperson for the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam party. He is also a lawyer and practices at the Madras High Court. He is also a part of the Steering Committee for the School of Policy and Governance.

In the past, he has also served as a Policy Advisor to Members of Parliament. In November of 2010, Mr. Shunmugasundaram was selected as a Fellow with the Legislative Fellows Program, organized by the U.S. State Department. He also participated in the European Union Visitor Program in 2013 as well as the Australia-India Youth Dialogue in 2014. He was a part of Project Interchange Indian delegation to visit Israel & Palestine in 2017. Mr. Shunmugasundaram works to advance the cause of responsible politics, participatory governance, and evidence-based public policy. He is a regular contributor to the Times of India, Indian Express and The Print.

Mr. Shunmugasundaram holds a B.Sc. (Honours) as well as a M.Phil from the Australian National University, where he was the recipient of the International Undergraduate Scholarship and Masters Departmental Research scholarship. He also holds a graduate law degree from the University of Delhi.