Alberto AlemannoProfessor, TheGoodLobby
Alberto Alemanno is an academic, civic advocate and social entrepreneur. He is currently Jean Monnet Professor of Law at Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) Paris and Global Clinical Professor at New York University School of Law. Due to his commitment to bridging the gap between academic research and policy action, he founded eLabEurope, a civic startup lobbying the in the public interest. In 2014, he launched the MOOC – Understanding Europe – Why it Matters and What it Can Offer You on Coursera, which gathered 100.000 participants on Coursera, and the EU Clinic, a student lab providing pro bono advice to non-profit organisations active in EU policymaking across Europe. He is now working on the launch of TheGoodLobby, the first platform aimed at connecting people with expertise with civil society organizations who need them in pursuit of the public interest. Originally from Italy, Alemanno is a graduate of the College of Europe and Harvard Law School. He holds a Ph.D. in International Law and Economics from Bocconi University. Prior to entering academia full-time, he clerked at the Court of Justice of the European Union and qualified as an attorney at law in New York.