Alberto Alemanno is the Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law at HEC Paris. Due to his commitment to bridge the gap between academic research and policy action, Alberto pioneered innovative forms of civic engagement and pan-European campaigns in the EU transnational space via his civic start up The Good Lobby. The World Economic Forum nominated him Young Global Leader in 2015 and Friends of Europe included him among the 40under40 European Young Leaders. Alberto is a regular contributor to Le Monde, Politico Europe, The Guardian, Bloomberg and his scholarly and public interest work has been featured in The Economist, The New York Times, Science, and the Financial Times. His last book, ‘Lobbying for Change: Find Your Voice to Create a Better Society’ (Iconbooks, 2017), provides a timely analysis and guide to levelling the democratic playing field by empowering ordinary citizens to speak up and inform policy decisions at local, national and international level. Originally from Italy, Alberto is a graduate of Harvard Law School, the College of Europe and holds a PhD in International Law & Economics from Bocconi University.