Alberto Alemanno is a leading academic, civic entrepreneur and public interest lawyer.
He is currently Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, Paris and Global Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law. His online course on Coursera, ‘Understanding Europe’ has trained more than 100,000 citizens in gaining a voice in the EU policy process, thus rendering the EU more inclusive and accountable. Alberto has recently advocated for and obtained from the EU full transparency of the BREXIT process.
Due to his commitment to bridge the gap between academic research and policy action, Alberto is a Co-Founder and Director of The Good Lobby, the first advocacy skill-sharing community forging partnerships to lobby for the public interest. He also established eLabEurope, a civic literacy and engagement start-up, and the EU Public Interest Clinic, enabling students with policy expertise to serve non-profit organizations.
In 2015, he was named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.