Director at City Diplomacy Lab

Dr. Kihlgren Grandi is the founder and director of the City Diplomacy Lab at Columbia Global Centers | Paris and a lecturer in City Diplomacy at Columbia Undergraduate Global Engagement (UGE | Paris), Sciences Po, and École Polytechnique.

Alongside his academic work, Lorenzo actively participates in expanding the practice of city diplomacy, having advised numerous municipalities, city networks, and international organizations.

Author of City Diplomacy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020), he holds a dual PhD in Political Theory from École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali (LUISS).

Lorenzo Kihlgren Grandi