Dr. Lorenzo Kihlgren Grandi is the chair of the “Globalization, Territories and Integration” Working Group at the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA), an urban affairs expert and consultant, and a lecturer in City Diplomacy at Sciences Po and at the École Polytechnique in Paris. His main expertise and research interests are in the contribution of municipalities and their networks to global challenges, such as sustainable development, intercultural dialogue, and migration.
Lorenzo gained extensive practical experience in these areas, serving as an officer of the City of Milan’s International Relations Task Force for the 2015 World Expo and as a consultant to the International Association of Francophone Mayors (AIMF).
A fellow of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, Lorenzo was awarded a dual Ph.D. in Political Studies from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociale (EHESS) in Paris and the Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali "Guido Carli" (LUISS) in Rome.
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