Alberto Alemanno is an academic, civic advocate and public interest lawyer. He’s currently the Jean Monnet Professor of EU 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, Alberto pioneered innovative, forms of civic engagement and activism in the EU transnational space via his civic start up The Good Lobby and the EU Public Interest Clinic. Alberto has been involved in dozens of campaigns and strategic legal and administrative actions in the EU transnational space, including the ECI putting an end to international roaming, the complaint against Barroso’s decision to join Goldman Sachs, and more recently the complaint against the EU approach to counter online disinformation.
His last book, ‘Lobbying for Change: Find Your Voice to Create a Better Society’ (Iconbooks, 2017), provides a timely analysis and guide to levelling the democratic playing field by empowering ordinary citizens to speak up and inform policy decisions at local, national and international level.
The World Economic Forum nominated him Young Global Leader in 2015 and Friends of Europe included him among the 40under40 European Young Leaders.
Alberto is a regular contributor to Le Monde, Bloomberg, Politico Europe, Forbes, and Il Sole 24 Ore, and his scholarly and public interest work has been featured in The Economist, The New York Times, the Financial Times as well Science and Nature.
He sits on the board of several civil society organisations, such as Access Info Europe, Diritto di Sapere, European Alternatives as well as the citizens’ campaigning movements We Move, which operates transnationally, and Riparte il Futuro, which is active in Italy. He’s the author of more than twenty scientific articles and several academic books such as the acclaimed 'Nudge and the Law – A European Perspective'.
Originally from Italy, Alberto is a graduate of Harvard Law School, the College of Europe and holds a PhD in International Law & Economics from Bocconi University.