Alberto Alemanno

Founder & Director, The Good Lobby

Alberto is a legal scholar, civic advocate and academic entrepreneur. He is the Jean Monnet Professor of Law at HEC Paris and Global Professor of Law at New York University School of Law. Due to his commitment to bridge the gap between academic research and policy action, he is the founder of The Good Lobby, a non-profit civic start up connecting experts with non profit organizations working on the most important social and political issues. The Good Lobby intends to train the next generation of civic advocates, engaged academics, reformers, activists and citizen lobbyists by promoting public engagement and participation through an unconventional mixing and matching of academic research and consultancy in the public interest. His clients include leading NGOs, such as Amnesty International, WWF, Transparency International, and grassroots, philanthropies, governments across the world as well as international organizations, such as the European Commission, the European Parliament, the OECD, the World Health Organization.

Originally from Italy, Alemanno is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the College of Europe. He holds a PhD in International Law and Economics from Bocconi University. Prior to entering academia fully time, he clerked at the Court of Justice of the European Union, worked as a Teaching Assistant at the College of Europe in Bruges and qualified as an attorney at law in New York.

Among his latest books, 'Lobbying for Change: Find Your Voice to Create a Better Society' (Iconbooks, 2017), 'Nudge and the Law – A European Perspective' (Hart Publishing, 2016) and 'Regulating Lifestyle Risks - Europe, Alcohol, Tobacco and Unhealthy Diets' (Cambridge University Press, 2015).

Alberto's MOOC (Understanding Europe: Why It Matters and What It Can Offer You) is available on Coursera. Launched in 2014, it gathered more than 200k participants from all over the world in its first edition. It is now available on demand.

Alberto was nominated European Young Leader 40 under 30 in 2013 and Young Global Leader in 2015 by the World Economic Forum

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