This page shows a selection of speakers at the Forum. For a full list of speakers please see the individual sessions in the programme.
Alberto Alemanno is an academic, civic advocate and social entrepreneur. He is currently Jean Monnet Professor at HEC Paris and Global Clinical Professor at New York University School of Law. Due to his commitment to bridge the gap between academic research and policy action, he established eLabEurope, a start-up committed to improve civic literacy, engagement and participation by lobbying in the public interest. His online course on Coursera – Understanding Europe –has already trained more than 100,000 citizens about how to protect their rights in the EU. Every year the EU Public Interest Clinic enables dozens of students to provide pro bono advice to non-profit organisations active in policy making across Europe, such as Transparency International, Wikimedia and Access Info Europe. He also recently launched The Good Lobby, the first skill-sharing advocacy platform aimed at connecting people with expertise with civil society organisations who need them in pursuit of the public interest. He regularly publishes Op-Eds in Le Monde, the Huffington Post, IlSole24Ore and his work has been featured in The Economist, The Financial Times, Science and Nature. The World Economic Forum named Alberto Young Global Leader in 2015.