Dr. Lorenzo Kihlgren Grandi is the chair of the think tank Urban Flag, an urban affairs expert and advisor, and a lecturer in City Diplomacy at Sciences Po and at École Polytechnique in Paris. His main expertise and research interests are in the engagement of municipalities in global challenges, such as sustainable development, intercultural dialogue, digital transition, 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). He regularly advises municipalities, city networks, and international organizations. 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.
Main Pillar: Youth
Areas of Expertise: Intercultural Dialogue
Country of Origin: Italy
City of Residency: Paris, France