Alessio Postiglione is a journalist, political adviser and political communications specialist. He has worked as a policy adviser of former 1st Vice President of the European Parliament and current president of the S&D group Gianni Pittella; he served for 6 years as a campaign manager and social media specialist/press secretary to Luigi de Magistris, both in the capacity as Mayor of Naples and Member of the European Parliament, as staffer of his cabinet, from 2010 to 2016. Alessio then became a political adviser for Obiettivo Italia, a think tank led by Italian MPs Gianfranco Librandi and Forza Europa, a political movement led by Benedetto Della Vedova, currently Italian Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.
Alessio has directed and managed many political campaigns, including the two mayoral elections of Luigi de Magistris (2011, 2016) and the national campaign of Rivoluzione Civile (2013).
He has managed Corporate Communications for more than 30 Italian Communes. Alessio is Project assistant of the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF), a research and training centre dedicated to media and communication, co-financed by the European Union, part of the European University Institute (Florence). He is a columnist and op-ed writer for top Italian newspapers such as “La Repubblica”, “The Huffington Post Italia”, and “Linkiesta”. His past media partnerships include “Europa”, l’Espresso”, Il Mattino, Terra.
He has also held the position of editor-in-chief of “Napoli in Comune”, the house organ of the Comune di Napoli.
His latest book is “Sahara, deserto di mafie e jihad”, which he publicly discussed at the United Nations, New York, 4th Commission, in 2017.
Alessio’s publications include “Citizenship: a new balance between universalism and particularism. The case of Italian Ius culturae”, in the Mediterranean Journal of human rights, 2017; and “The leftist rhetoric of the right wing propaganda” in L’extrême droite en Europe (Bruylant, Belgium, 2016).
Alessio also teaches Digital Journalism and Political Marketing at Luiss University (Rome), Link Campus University, Università Internazionale di Roma; he previously taught at Naples’ “L’Orientale” university, ILAS, and lectured at the University of Urbino and at the European Parliament in Brussels.
Alessio graduated summa cum laude in Political Science (Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”), holds a Master’s degree in Political Evaluation from IUAV and Ca’ Foscari Universities (Venice), and a certificate of attendance from the Summer School for Journalists and Media Practitioners of the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF) at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies of the European University Institute (EUI).