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Roberto D'Alimonte

Roberto D’Alimonte is dean of the department of political science at LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome, which prepares future leaders in the areas of economics, law and political science. A former professor of political science at the University of Florence, Professor D’Alimonte has taught many courses over the years at Stanford’s Bing Overseas Campus in Florence—courses ranging from Italian and comparative politics to European integration and European-U.S. relations. He has also been several times visiting professor at Stanford’s main campus and is a frequent lecturer at Stanford Business School’s Executive Program. His current research focuses on political and electoral change in Western democracies and particularly Italy.

Well-known throughout Europe as a political journalist, Professor D’Alimonte covers Italian political events for Il Sole 24 Ore, Italy’s major financial newspaper and is often sought out by The New York Times along with a number of European newspapers and magazines for commentary on current Italian and European politics. He has worked with the Olivetti Foundation and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris on public finances and the budget process in Western European democracies.

"Best of the best! Made me want to go back to school and study under him."

Gregg Pottorff, MD '86, Italian Lakes Walk, 2017


  • At LUISS (Private International University for Social Studies) Guido Carli, Rome, Italy: Dean, department of political science, since 2014; professor, political science, since 2011
  • Director, Italian Center for Electoral Studies, since 2005
  • Adjunct professor, political science, NYU Florence, Italy since 1996
  • Former professor, political science, and member, Board of Regents, University of Florence, Italy
  • At Stanford University: Bechtel International visiting professor, 2001–2002; visiting professor, 1989, 1991–1994, 2003; adjunct professor, Stanford Bing Overseas Study Program in Florence, 1980-1995
  • Former Ford Foundation Fellow and visiting professor, Yale University, 1974-1975, and Fall 1986; American Council of Learned Societies Fellow, Harvard University, 1979

 Academic History:

  • PhD, Political Science, 1972, University of Florence

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