Roberto d’Alimonte

Roberto d’Alimonte, Dean, professor of political schience, Luiss-Guido Carli University in Rome; journalist, commentator on American/European politics

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A renowned political journalist, Professor D’Alimonte covers events for Il Sole 24 Ore, Italy’s major financial newspaper.  He is often sought out by international media for commentary on current Italian and European affairs, and he has collaborated with Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Italian election reform.

A professor of political science at Luiss-Guido Carli University in Rome, D’Alimonte has been department chair.  Prior to 2010 he taught at the University of Florence.  He has been a Ford Foundation Fellow at Yale and an American Council of Learned Societies Fellow at Harvard.  He has been a visiting professor in political science at Yale and Stanford and has been associated for many years with Stanford’s program in Florence.  He has been a popular faculty leader for 23 trips with Stanford Alumni Association’s Travel/Study Programs.

In California he has given courses at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, addressing issues related to the European Union.  D’Alimonte’s most recent research interests have to do with political and electoral change in Western democracies.  He has published extensively on Italian elections.  In 2005 he founded the Italian Center for Electoral Studies and served as director until 2019.