Alberto Alemanno

Founder and Director, The Good Lobby

Alberto is the Jean Monnet Professor of Law & Public Policy at HEC Paris, Tokyo University and the College of Europe, Bruges. Due to his commitment to bridge the gap between academic research and policy action, he is the founder of The Good Lobby, the leading advocacy movement democratizing lobbying as a legitimate, healthy practice of democratic life capable of equalizing access to power.

Alberto has been nominated Ashoka Fellow, Young Global Leader, European Young Leader and BMW Responsible Leader.

His clients include leading philanthropies, NGOs, such as Amnesty International, WWF, Transparency International, as well as grassroots and governments across the world as well as international organizations, such as the European Commission, the European Parliament, the OECD, the World Health Organization.

He has been involved in dozens of campaigns, ranging from the first European Citizen Initiative putting an end to international roaming to the drafting of the EU whistleblower directive, and advocated for EU transnational lists.

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' (Hart Publishing, 2016) and 'Regulating Lifestyle Risks - Europe, Alcohol, Tobacco and Unhealthy Diets' (Cambridge University Press, 2015).

Alberto's MOOC Understanding Europe is available on Coursera. Launched in 2014, it gathered more than 200k participants from all over the world in its first edition.

Alberto lives in Bilbao, teaches in Paris and advocates from Brussels.

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