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Alberto Alemanno

Alberto Alemanno is Associate Professor of Law at HEC Paris where he holds a Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law and Risk Regulation. He has been teaching Global Risk Regulation as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center since 2011. Before entering academia, he clerked at the Court of Justice of the European Union, worked as Teaching Assistant at the College of Europe in Bruges and qualified as an attorney at law in New York in 2004.

During the last years, Alemanno’s research has been centered on the role of science and expertise within the emerging law of risk regulation in both the EU and the WTO legal orders. In particular, he is interested in the relationship between the regulatory competence of states in furtherance of domestic policies of general interest and concern, such as public health and food safety, and the preservation of a liberal international trade framework. His current academic work addresses the broad intellectual debate on the role of public authorities in shaping consumer preferences and lifestyle choices having an impact on the leading risk factors responsible for NCDs. His recent article, Out of Sight Out of Mind, published in the Columbia Journal of European Law, has considerably shaped the ongoing reform of the regulatory framework of tobacco products in the European Union.

He is the founder and editor of the European Journal of Risk Regulation and he is a member of the editorial boards of the Revue du Droit de l’Union européenne, the European Food and Feed Law Review and the Area Editor for Policy of Risk Analysis : an International Journal. He is also the founder and scientific director of the Summer Academy in Global Food Law & Policy. Alemanno has also provided advice to a variety of organizations, such as the European Commission, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the European Food Safety Authority and the European Court of Auditors, on various aspects of European Union law, WTO law and food regulation.

Originally from Italy, Alemanno earned a law degree cum laude from the Università degli Studi di Torino, LLM degrees from Harvard Law School and the College of Europe, and a PhD in International Law and Economics from Bocconi University. He the recipient of the 2011 Chauncey Starr Distinguished Award by the Society for Risk Analysis for the most exceptional contributions to the field of risk analysis by a scholar aged 40 or under.
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