Alberto Alemanno is an academic, author and political activist, and has been Jean Monnet Professor in EU Law at HEC Paris since 2009. He is internationally known for his scholarly and public interest work on the democratisation of the European Union and the use of law to advance the public interest. He has developed the theory of citizen lobbying to rethink representative democracy in the national and transnational space. Alberto was named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2015. 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. He is the founder and Director of the civic start up, The Good Lobby and a regular contributor to Le Monde, Politico Europe, and Bloomberg.