Dr. Alberto Corbino. For some 25 years, as a researcher, 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 that I am still experiencing) on the co-existence of legitimate and illegitimate systems of governments and economies. I transformed this experience into training processes for students of any grade, a job I love: in my vision, understanding is essential to make a change.
I am a human geographer, born and raised in the South of Italy, by the sea, in the lucky sunny side of beautiful but complex city like Napoli. I have taught for some 10 years Economics of Organized Crime and Social Innovation at Arcadia University – The College of Global Studies in Rome and Siracuse and by Sant’Anna Institute in Sorrento (where I also taught: International Tourism: Italy, food and territory; Environmental law).
I have worked as part-time professor in Environmental economics and law at University of Naples – Federico II (3 years). I was the co-funder and co-manager of a consulting company on sustainable development policies (Heliopolis snc – 1995-2000) and a vocational training teacher and coordinator from 1994 to today. In 1998 I served as national expert at the European Commission in Bruxelles as coordinator of IMPEL – European Network for the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law.
In 2004 I completed an executive program in Innovation in Governance at Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, MA-USA;
in 2000 I received a Ph.d in “Environmental policies” from the University of Padua;
in 1992 I graduated with honors in Political Sciences at University of Naples – Federico II.
TODAY: I am the president 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 president of The Mediterranean Center of Culinary Arts (Università della Cucina Mediterranea), a vocational training and reserach centre based in Sorrento. I am the co-founder of the charity Fondazione Cariello Corbino, that is building an orpahanage-community center in North Kivu region and supports other children programs in Naples (Italy).
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 have volunteered for Banca Popolare Etica (largest Popular Bank in Italy, the only one entirely constructed on the concept of ethical finance) for the social assessment of projects.
Professor of Italian