HEC Professor Alberto Alemanno became Ashoka Fellow on November 25, 2019, rewarding his life-long engagement to reduce political inequalities by theorizing and experimenting new forms of participatory democracy. His nonprofit organization The Good Lobby (TGL) equips citizens with key civic, advocacy and legal skills to help them organize in ‘good lobbies’ and shape public policy. Alemanno accepted his nomination at the European Changemaker Summit in which he delivered a keynote speech on his vision of society based on “Lobbying for Change”. Much of his work has been forged in his ten years of scholarships and teaching at HEC.
Ashoka Fellows are the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. They champion innovative new ideas that transform society’s systems, providing benefits for everyone and improving the lives of millions of people. Ashoka Fellows define the new roadmaps that allow people to thrive in this new environment, while providing solutions and demonstrating the how-tos. They are the ultimate role models in today’s world.