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Prof. Alberto Alemanno named a World Economic Forum ‘Young Global Leader’

18 March 2015

The World Economic Forum has announced that HEC Paris’ Professor Alberto Alemanno has been selected as a 2015 Young Global Leader. This honor recognizes top global academics, executives, and public figures under the age of 40. Alemanno’s nomination was prompted in part by his innovative work in legal education via the massive online open course (MOOC) 'Understanding Europe.'
Each year, the Forum of Young Global Leaders recognizes distinguished leaders for their professional accomplishments, commitment to society, and potential to shape the future through their leadership.

This new international recognition confirms Professor Alemanno’s place as a contemporary opinion leader. HEC Paris is proud to acknowledge both his excellence in teaching and research, and his influential role in the public sphere.

Alberto Alemanno is a legal scholar, public interest lawyer, civic advocate 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 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.

Alberto is the founder 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 EU 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.

Previously, 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 won it in 2014 for his MOOC Understanding Europe. He was awarded the Outstanding Teacher Award by the University of St Gallen MBL Programme in 2013 and 2014. He has also received the ECTA Award for the Best Paper in Trademark Law in 2013 (plain packaging in EU law) with Dr Enrico Bonadio.

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.

About HEC Paris

Specializing in management education and research, HEC Paris offers a complete and unique range of educational programs for the leaders of tomorrow: Masters programs, MBA, PhD, Executive MBA, TRIUM Global Executive MBA, and open-enrolment and custom executive education programs.
Founded in 1881 by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, HEC Paris is a founding member of ParisTech and Université Paris-Saclay. It boasts a permanent faculty of 105 professors, more than 4,000 students and over 8,500 managers and executives in training each year.

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