Dr. Alberto Corbino. For some 20 years, as a professional and a community builder, I have been working to understand how the theories of sustainable development could be turned into practices, thus becoming an expert (although I don’t like this word – I prefer to say I am still experiencing) on the co-existence of legitimate and illegitimate systems of government and economies. I transformed this experience into training processes for students of any grade, a job I love: in my vision, learning and understanding are essential to change.
I am a human geographer, born and raised in the South of Italy, in a beautiful but complicated place like Napoli. I am currently teaching Economics of Organized Crime and Social Innovation at Arcadia University Centre for Italian Studies in Roma and Siracusa and Sant’Anna Institute in Sorrento (where I also teach: International Tourism: Italy, food and territory).
I have worked as part-time professor in Environmental economics and law at University of Naples – Federico II (3 years).
In 2004 I completed an executive program in Innovation in Governance at Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, MA; in 2000 I received a Ph.d from the University of Padua and in 1992 he graduated with honors in Political Sciences at University of Naples – Federico II. In 1998 I worked as national expert at the European Commission in Bruxelles as coordinator of IMPEL – European Network for the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law.
In 1999 I co-funded the Campania regional branch of the NGO Mani Tese (fighting the imbalances between North and South of the world); I am currently the general manager of the non-profit organization Il Vagabondo (The tramp) to promote responsible tourism in the South of Italy. Since april 2015 I am also the managre The Mediterranean Center of Culinary Arts (Università della Cucina Mediterranea), a vocational training and reserach centre based in Sorrento. Italy I have volunteered for Banca Popolare Etica for the social assessments of projects.
I am the author / co-author of 3 books and several articles on sustainable development.