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Alberto  is a legal scholar, public interest lawyer and - due to his desire to disseminate and popularize the results of his research - an academic entrepreneur. He is currently Jean Monnet Professor of Law at at HEC Paris and Global Clinical Professor at NYU School of Law where he is the Faculty Director of the HEC-NYU Regulatory Policy Clinic. At HEC, he teaches the Law of the European Union (available on iTunes U), International Economic Law, EU Affairs and Global Risk Regulation (available on iTunes U) at both undergraduate and master level (MBA) as well as in executive education programmes all over the world. He is also Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches Global Risk Regulation and is fellow at the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Prior to join the HEC faculty, he clerked for Judge Allan Rosas and Judge Alexander Arabadjiev at the Court of Justice of the European Union and for Enzo Moavero Milanesi, the former Italian Minister for European Affairs, at the European General Court. He previously worked as a Teaching Assistant at the College of Europe in Bruges. Alberto is also a qualified attorney at law in New York since 2004.
 
Alberto is the founder and CEO of eLabEurope, a civic start up committed to promote civic engagement by experimenting new forms of participatory democracy and nonprofit advocacy in the public interest in Europe and beyond. Through an unconventional mixing and matching of academic research and consultancy in the public interest, eLabEurope engages in policy research and advocacy. By blending advances in technology and collaborative approaches, it aims at re-inventing existing institutions and processes of governance to improve peoples life. eLabEurope encompasses three major initiatives aimed at educating (MOOC available on Coursera: Understanding Europe), experimenting (HEC-NYU EU Regulatory Policy Clinic) and empowering Europe.
 
During the last decade, Alemanno’s research has been centred on the role of evidence in policymaking. In particular, he has been focusing on and promoting the study of the emerging law and policy 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. He explores, in particular, the use of scientific evidence and behavioural research - as drawn from psychology, cognitive sciences and economics - in regulatory decision-making and in the judicial review of science-based measures by courts. At present, he is working on the intersection between consumer information/concerns and the law of the EU/WTO. He aims at exploring the role of law in regulating lifestyle choices by integrating the insights of behavioural research in areas such as alcohol, tobacco and nutrition. He is currently co-editing a volume provisionally titled 'Regulating Lifestyle Risks - Europe, Alcohol, Tobacco and Unhealthy Diets' (Cambridge University Press, 2014 - with Amandine Garde) and an another provisionally titled "Nudging in Europe - What EU Law can learn from Behavioral Sciences?" (Hart Publishing, 2015) with Anne-Lise Sibony . He is also working on a textbook devoted to the EU law of risk regulation (Hart Publishing, forthcoming).
 
Alberto has published Trade in Food - Regulatory and Judicial Approaches in the EC and the WTO (Cameron May, 2007), a monograph devoted to the evolving and emotive area of food and trade law.  He has edited several volumes, among which Governing Disasters - The Challenges of Emergency Risk Regulation (Edward Elgar, 2011), Better Business Regulation in a Risk Society (Springer, 2013),  Foundations of EU Food Law & Policy - Ten Years of the European Food Safety Authority (Ashgate, 2014). He has also published extensively in academic journals such as the Harvard International Law Journal, the Common Market Law Review, the European Law Journal, the Columbia Journal of European Law, the European Law Journal, the International Journal of Constitutional Law, the European Journal of Consumer Law, European Public Law and the Revue du Droit de l’Union européenne. He has contributed to several edited volumes. His work has also appeared in several national and international media, such as the Huffington PostEuropeanVoice, Le Monde, Sueddeutche Zeitung, Neue Zürcher ZeitungLe Point, FranceSoir, Les Echos, Il Sole 24 Ore, via the publication of Op-Eds and interviews.
 
Alberto is the founder and editor-in-chief of the European Journal of Risk Regulation, ranked among the top 5 EU and Administrative law journals, 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 one of the co-editors of the SSRN eJournalRisk, Regulation & Policy and founder and editor of the SSRN eJournal Food Law & Policy. He acts as a reviewer on an ad hoc basis for several international publishers, such as Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press as well as peer-reviewed journals, such as Regulation & Governance and the Journal of Common Market Studies. Alberto is the founder and scientific director of the Summer Academy in Global Food Law & Policy, a sort of 'mini-Davos' for international and national food regulators.
 
Originally from Italy, Alemanno earned a Laurea in Giurisprudenza 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 & Economics from Bocconi University.
 
Alemanno regularly provides advice to a variety of public and civil society organizations on various aspects of European Union law, WTO law and risk regulation. Among other organizations, he has advised on projects involving the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations International Trade Centre (Intracen), the European Commission (DG SANCO - DG Enlargement - TAIEX), the European Parliament, the European Food Safety Authority, the European Court of Auditors and the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA). He is a member of Group of Experts on Risk Management in Regulatory Systems (GRM) launched by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). He has served as the Chair of the Risk, Policy and Law Specialty Group of the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) as well as an elected member of the board of SRA-Europe.
 
He is also one of the founders of the first Italian blog devoted to the law of the European Union, diritticomparati.it, and a guest blogger at regblogadjudicatingeurope.euEUtopia Law and ParisTech Review.
 
Alberto is a regular speaker at international conferences and has also taught at Georgetown University Law Center, Harvard School of Public Health, Michigan State University, University of Tokyo, Amsterdam Free University, Bocconi University, Tsinghua Law School, Duke Law School, Chuo University, the Academy of European Law (ERA), Liège Law School, the European Institute of Public Admnistration (EIPA), EDHEC Business School, Lyon Jean Moulin III Law School, MGIMO and Moscow State University, Lyon Catholic University, Fribourg Law School, Scuola Superiore del Sant'Anna (Pisa), Collegio Ghislieri (Pavia), Collegio Europeo di Parma, Università del Piemonte Orientale, Pekin Law School and Macau Law School.

Alberto received the Chauncey Starr Award from the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) in 2011 for outstanding achievement by a young risk analyst in science and public policy who shows exceptional promise for continued contributions to risk analysis. He was one of the finalists of the HEC Teaching Innovation Award in 2009 and the winner of the 2012 Outstanding Teacher Award from the University of St Gallen MBL Programme. He received the ECTA Award for the Best Paper in Trademark Law in 2013 (plain packaging in EU law).

He has been selected among the 2014 European Young Leaders by the program 40under40 run by EuropaNova and Friends of Europe. Alberto is also an alumnus of the Young Leaders Program of the Council for the United States and Italy.

Metrics:

SSRN World Top Law Authors:  ranked 22 / 3000 (June 2014)

Google Scholars: H-Index 9, Publications 43, Total citations: 661

 

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