Alberto Alemanno is the Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law and Policy at HEC Paris. He has been a scholar at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law since 2011 and taught global risk regulation as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center until 2014. Alemanno is a permanent visiting professor at the College of Europe in Bruges and the University of Tokyo School of Public Policy as well as a scholar at the Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation.
Alemanno is the founder and editor-in-chief of the European Journal of Risk Regulation, the leading journal at the interface of global law, science, and policy published by Cambridge University Press. He also set up a civic startup, The Good Lobby, whose mission is to equalize access to power by strengthening the advocacy capacity of civil society and making corporate political influence more accountable and sustainable.
His latest book, Lobbying for Change: Find Your Voice to Create a Better Society, provides a novel, well-timed analysis and guide to leveling the democratic playing field by empowering ordinary citizens to speak up and inform policy decisions at local, national, and international levels.
Before entering academia, Alemanno 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 in 2004. Originally from Italy, he is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the College of Europe and holds a Ph.D. in international law and economics from Bocconi University.